Cycle of Hope is gearing up for ALS

Saanich Peninsula resident Cindy Lister and team of 10 are taking to the roads to bring awareness to ALS throughout the province.

The 2013 Cycle of Hope team.

Saanich Peninsula resident Cindy Lister and her team of 10 riders are once again taking to the roads this summer to bring awareness to ALS throughout the province.

Lister, a teacher at Deep Cove Elementary, will cycle with her team from Kamloops to Keremeos this August during the third annual ALS Cycle of Hope.

“The Cycle of Hope was started by myself and my good friend and co-founder Robin Farrell,” explained Lister.

“Having lost my dad to ALS, at the time Robin and I both felt compelled to raise greater awareness and funds for this cause while doing something we both enjoy. We are now into our third year of the ALS Cycle of Hope project and recently formed the Cycle of Hope Society,” she added.

This year, Lister has added a new component to the group’s fundraising efforts in advance of the ride. The Frequent Flyer 10k, a community bike ride on the Saanich Peninsula, takes place June 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the multi use path around the airport.

“This is a brand new event which is designed to be a fun family activity,” said Lister, who added that registration for the ride which begins at Rotary Park can be done online at cycleofhope.ca.

For the months of June and July, ALS Cycle of Hope will also be the charity of the month in Victoria Bottle Depot locations, Lister said, meaning that people can choose to drop their refundables in the charity bins at the depots 4261 Glanford Ave., 655 Queens Ave. and 3961 Quadra St. and all the funds raised will go the Cycle of Hope.

“The team has been training hard and we’re looking forward to our 500 kilometer journey,” said Lister.

The team leaves for the ride Aug. 6 and begins Aug. 7 in Kamloops.

See www.cycleofhope.ca for more information.

reporter@peninsulanewsreview.com

 

 

Win a Discovery Flight

A discovery flight with the Victoria Flying Club will be given away to one lucky winner during the Frequent Flyer 10k on June 22.

The prize includes a tour of the Victoria Flying Club training facility and a flight over the city where the winner will get to fly the plane with an instructor. See www.cycleofhope.ca for more information on how to register for the 10k.

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