Williams Lake RCMP members are pedalling to make a difference in the lives of kids with cancer and their families.
The Cops for Cancer Tour de North team will ride this September to raise money for kids affected by the disease.
This year’s tour begins in Dawson Creek and will span close to 850 kilometres on its way to the group’s final destination in Williams Lake.
During Cops for Cancer’s 14 years, riders have raised more than $2.3 million for pediatric cancer research and support programs for Camp Good Times (www.campgoodtimes.org).
Tour de North team members include riders from Prince George, Fort St. James, Anahim Lake, Terrace, Quesnel, Tumbler Ridge, Mackenzie, Dawson Creek and Williams Lake.
Anahim Lake RCMP member Dylan Hardy, and Williams Lake RCMP members Gregg Strom, Daniel Cohen, Colby Hendrickson and Andrew Waters are participating in the ride.
Riders will travel the route over seven days from Sept. 15 to Sept. 21 — from Dawson Creek to Fort St. John (75 kilometres), from Fort St. John, to Hudson Hope to Chetwynd (140 km), from Chetwynd to Powder King Mountain Resort (110 km), from Powder King to Mackenzie (70 km), from Mackenzie to Prince George (195 km), from Prince George to Quesnel (120 km) and from Quesnel to Williams Lake (120 km).
On Tuesday, Williams Lake team members hosted a fundrasing barbecue at the Williams Lake courthouse.
To make a donation to the team you can visit www.tourdenorth.ca or contact Erin Reynolds at 250-645-2365.
The team also has a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/copstourdenorth.