Friday, August 19, 2022

Four from the North Coast set to ride in Tour de North 2022

Some extensive training sessions and a bit of fundraising has marked the timeline for four members for law enforcement members in Prince Rupert as the quartet prepares for Septembers Tour de North cycling expedition in aid of Cops for Cancer.

The Prince Rupert contingent known as the Prince Rupert Rain Riders is made up of two RCMP members Constables Nathan Hokozano and Jacque van Wyngaardt along with two members of the Prince Rupert CBSA post with officers Kelsey Sonnel and Glen Kirkland ready to tackle the rigours of road cycling from Dawson Creek to Williams Lake.

The route for Cops for Cancer in the north alternates on the north/south, east/west axis annually, with this years tour taking the Highway 97 route.

When it comes to fundraising, Ms. Sonnel is setting the pace for the four Prince Rupert riders, having gained over 3500 dollars in fundraising to date.

The lattes totals for all four can be reviewed below:

Last weekend the Prince Rupert Rain Riders hosted a BBQ at Canada Safeway, a well received event that has helped towards their fundraising goals for this years Ride.

You can make your donation online through the Cops for Cancer website here.

The Training sessions for the Prince Rupert group will soon come to an end as the Mid September tour gets underway.

Starting September 14th, the Tour de North riders will take on the challenges of the road and the weather in the seven day endurance tour of over 800 kilometres which ends September 20th in Williams Lake.

The Tour de North Social media stream features a range of profiles of this years riders, including the video below from CBSA officer Glen Kirkland on one of his training runs this summer.

Learn more about the event here, and follow the Ride along the road from the Tour de North Facebook page and Instagram feed.

More notes on Northwest Law Enforcement and Emergency Responders can be reviewed from our archive page here.

Other items of interest on community events can be explored here.

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