On July 20th and 21st, 125 riders embarked on an unforgettable cycle tour experience to help keep Vancouver Island Hospice Care in motion.

The 7th annual Cycle of Life Tour took riders on a two-day South Island group ride with an overnight stay on Salt Spring Island. Riders covered nearly 200 km, passing through scenic areas such as West Saanich, Saanich Inlet, Cowichan Valley, and Salt Spring Island.

The Comox Valley Cyclepaths team came in at a very close second place, with $41,800 raised, while its team member, Raida Bolton finished as top rider with $18,192. For a complete list of the 2019 team members, click here.

Raida Bolton’s Cycle of Life Tour 2019 Fundraising Page explains why she rode.

On July 20th & 21st, I will be supporting Comox Valley Hospice Society and riding nearly 200km to raise funds for hospice care on Vancouver Island.

Hospice care is a cause I believe in. I will be riding in memory of my Dad who spent his final days under the amazing care of Comox Valley Hospice at the Views. Vancouver Island hospices provide end-of-life palliative care, counseling, bereavement support, and at-home care to over 12,000 patients and family members each year. Despite the value of their services, none are fully funded by the health care system. The care and comfort they provide is only possible because of generous community support.

My goal has changed a couple of times through the last few weeks. The support I have been receiving has been amazing. I look forward to continuing to raise as much as I can for Comox Valley Hospice Society. Please continue to give.

The Comox Valley is very fortunate to be receiving a new hospice location in the next few months. We can literally watch our fundraising at work. I’ll be very proud to see the ribbon cutting knowing I, and you, had a small part in helping the doors be opened.

Thank you for supporting my ride. My dad would think this was so great!

To check the official results page, click here.

 

Comox Valley Hospice Society