Aldergrove's Jeff Bandura and Matt Keith were among the 42 riders in the Ride for Hope fundraiser for Canuck Place Children's Hospice on July 13. The cyclists passed by the zoo in Aldergrove on their way to their Hope destination.

Aldergrove's Jeff Bandura and Matt Keith were among the 42 riders in the Ride for Hope fundraiser for Canuck Place Children's Hospice on July 13. The cyclists passed by the zoo in Aldergrove on their way to their Hope destination.

Cyclists ‘ride for Hope’

On Wednesday, July 13, Canucks alumni taking part in the “Ride for Hope” cycling fundraiser passed through Langley and Aldergrove.

On Wednesday, July 13, Canucks alumni taking part in the “Ride for Hope” cycling fundraiser passed through Langley and Aldergrove.

Aldergrove cyclist Jeff Bandura and pro hockey player Matt Keith were among the 42 riders in the Ride for Hope fundraiser for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice.

The cyclists are travelling 200 kilometres to raise funds for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, a health care facility that provides specialized care for children living with life-threatening illness and support for their families throughout B.C.

The ride began at the Morgan Crossing London Drugs in South Surrey at 7:30 a.m. and finishes at 5 p.m. in Hope, at the Memorial Park.

Supporters had the opportunity to meet members of Team Alliance when they stopped along the way.

Team Alliance is a team of like-minded athletes who enjoy achieving their athletic goals by competing and racing in both road and mountain bike events.  This year Team Alliance members include Canucks alumni Jeff Bandura, Terry Bingley, Dean Malkoc, Gary Nylund and Philip Von Stefenelli.

“As strong supporters of our communities, London Drugs is proud to renew its commitment to the ‘Ride for Hope’,” said Clint Mahlman, London Drugs senior vice president.