Four Cops for Cancer bicycle teams will pedal around the province in September to raise money for pediatric cancer research.

Four Abbotsford Police officers to ride with Cops for Cancer

Annual cycling tour, which begins Sept. 25, raises money for pediatric cancer research.

Four Abbotsford Police officers will slip into spandex, strap on their helmets and hit the road as part of the the annual Cops for Cancer cycling tours to raise awareness and money for pediatric cancer research.

The Abbotsford riders are among 107 cyclists who will participate in four different tours that will visit businesses and schools from Fort St. John in the province’s north to the southernmost reaches of Vancouver Island.

“For more than 15 years, communities throughout the Fraser Valley have welcomed us, hosting events that we look forward to each year,” says rider Trevor Sales, the team captain for the Tour de Valley, which takes riders from Tsawwassen to Boston Bar.

“It’s hard to describe the feeling when you see the lengths people go to, welcoming and supporting the riders, because they too believe that no child should have to face cancer.”

The four APD officers will be taking part in the Tour de Valley, which will start in Abbotsford Sept. 25, and return to the city on Sept. 27 and Sept. 29. The tour will conclude on Oct. 3.

The three other tours include: the Tour de Rock, which will cover Vancouver Island; the Tour de North, which will travel through northern British Columbia from Prince George to Prince Rupert; and the Tour de Coast, which will journey around Greater Vancouver and up to Powell River and Pemberton.

Among the Abbotsford riders will be Const. Daryl Young, who is riding a bike bearing the name of local cancer survivor Liam Unger.

While the rides begin in September, the cyclists are already in the midst of their fundraising and training efforts.

On Sunday, for example, the Tour de Valley riders embarked on a 160-kilometre ride beginning and ending in Abbotsford.

“All Cops for Cancer riders take part in rigorous training – they need to learn how to pace themselves and ride in a peloton,” says Allan Mugford, Fraser Valley regional director for the Canadian Cancer Society. “But what they can never prepare for is the emotional impact of seeing a child with cancer and the toll it takes on their entire family.”

The Cops for Cancer campaign runs through September, with money raised going to fund leading edge cancer research and support programs operated by the Canadian Cancer Society like Camp Goodtimes.

Find the tour and donate online at Copsforcancerbc.ca or at Facebook.com/CopsforCancerBC.

Just Posted

Injury-plagued Thunder return to LEC to face the Shamrocks

In Langley’s seven losses, they have allowed the opposition to rattle off scoring runs

Private school planned for site off Fraser Highway

The 60-student school would be located near 232nd Street and Fraser Highway

More than naming a week is needed to tackle second-hand smoke in B.C. activist says

Langley mom who campaigned for tougher anti-smoking laws applauds gesture but wants more

Tree bylaw tweaked, but passed by Langley Township council

Councillors debated changes to the tree protection rules

VIDEO: Plane veers into ditch on takeoff from Langley Airport

Fire, ambulance, and police were called to scene

VIDEO: Killer whale steals fisherman’s catch off North Coast

Fishing duel results in eager orca snagging salmon in Prince Rupert

Fate of accused in Canadian couple’s 1987 killings in jury’s hands

William Talbott’s lawyer says DNA doesn’t prove murder

Child killed after being hit in driveway on Vancouver Island

The driver of the vehicle remained at the crash scene and is fully cooperating

Eating sandwiches, putting on makeup behind the wheel could land you a fine

RCMP say if you cause an accident while eating you could be penalized

Cat badly hurt in animal trap was likely stuck for days, B.C. owner says

Blu, a three-year-old house cat, suffered severe damage to his hind leg after being stuck in trap for days

40 cats surrendered in apparent hoarding at B.C. home

Officers found the cats living among piles of garbage and feces, suffering from fleas

Vancouver Aquarium drops cetacean ban lawsuit in new lease agreement

Ocean Wise CEO Lasse Gustavsson called the updated lease an exciting new chapter for the aquarium

Okanagan RCMP bike patrol rolls up on alleged stolen vehicle from Burnaby

The driver, a 30-year-old Kelowna man, has been held in custody and is facing possible charges of possession of stolen property and obstructing a police officer

Man arrested after pimping investigation in Whistler

A 44-year-old man has been charged with procuring and benefiting from sexual services

Most Read