Team Oceanside Hospice at the end of the recent 200 km ride for hospice. Team members were Stan Brown

Hospice gets a boost from riders

Overall the ride raised $106,000, up from last year’s $63,000

Local volunteers joined other cyclists for a nearly 200-kilometre ride to raise money for hospice recently.

“Saturday was a beautiful ride from Victoria to Brentwood/Mill Bay, on to Crofton then Vesuvius,” said rider Jim Dimmick of Parksville.

Overall the ride raised $106,000, up from last year’s $63,000, with the money going to help hospices in the rider’s home areas, including the Oceanside Hospice Society.

From there they cycled the “very hilly north of Salt Spring Island,” and finished the day in Ganges, he said, adding that “hospice supporters turned out at various locations to cheer the 55 riders.”

The next day it rained hard as they crisscrossed the Saanich Peninsula three times on their way back to Victoria, but he said they were all so excited for the much needed rain, nobody complained.

Hospice directors from Victoria, Cowichan Valley, Salt Spring Island, Nanaimo, Oceanside and Campbell River were among the crowd at welcoming them at the finish line, said Oceanside executive director Lynn Wood.

The Oceanside team included Stan Brown, Dick Carnegie, Christina White and Jim Dimick, but Brown and Carnegie were unable to ride due to injuries.

For more on hospice visit www.oceansidehospice.com or call 250-752-6227.

 

 

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