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9 Sep 2022 8:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Emily Vance is a terrific journalist.  She nailed this article in today's Good News Newsletter, about why we are riding.  It makes good reading!

Many people are important to the success of the ride.  Some people cycle, some support the cyclists, and some do both.  Below is Wanda, cyclist and chair of the Working Group that organizes the ride.  Calm, quiet and so efficient, she keeps the myriad details in order and lets everyone do their own job -- a great leader.

Next are Joanne Reid of Glacier Grannies and Meg French, Executive Director of the Stephen Lewis Foundation at our delicious lunch stop in Union Bay.  Grandmother groups support the Cycle Tour wherever the Tour passes through their region, bring groups together in friendship and solidarity.  We're honoured to have Meg visit the Island to see for herself how this iconic tour unfolds.

and last, appropriately, is Duncan Chiu, the faithful sweep, who has ridden behind every Cycle Tour since its inception in 2007, ready, as he says, to sweep up the pieces and get us going again.  His steady voice encourages any tired cyclist to believe she CAN make it up the next hill.

With supporters like this, and many more, the team's confident of making it from Qualicum Beach to Chemainus (100 km) tomorrow.  Onward!  Amandla!


  • 7 Jan 2023 2:32 AM | Peter Nerg
    Emily Vance is a great journalist on CBC Radio One. Other than being a journalist, she is an associate producer/tech/reporter. She wrote an excellent article, "Grandmothers of Steel: Victoria Group Gears Up for Annual 275km Charity Cycle," on the capital's daily website. I loved her post.

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