Tour de Rock

Rachelle Cole and Rick Geddes were both thrilled to earn a seat on this year’s 25th annual Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock ride. (Photo submitted)

Ucluelet riders ready for life changing Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock experience

Rachelle Cole and Rick Geddes team up to raise funds for paediatric cancer research

 

Saanich Police Department Const. Aaron Grewal receives his 2022 Tour de Rock team jersey from Lily Lecinana of Sooke, a childhood cancer survivor and former junior rider. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

VIDEO: Tour de Rock rebirth: 2022 rider team unveiled at south Island school

Riders for Sept. 24 to Oct. 7 fundraising tour hail from around Vancouver Island

 

Members of the 2021 Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock ride through Ladysmith on a practice ride. (Photo by Duck Paterson)

Tour de Rock team unveiling marks start of Vancouver Island cancer fundraiser

Tillicum elementary in Saanich to host naming ceremony for 2022 team riders

 

Tour de Rock alumni Jack McClintock, Lori Lumley, Rob House, Alan Neville, Robin Farrell (along with Bob MacDonald) did the Victoria to Sidney leg of the 2020 edition Tour de Rock. The annual fundraiser for pediatric cancer patients and their families hosts its 2021 finale Oct. 1 in Sidney. (Courtesy Tour de Rock)

Music, food and memories on tap as Tour de Rock ready to wrap tomorrow in Sidney

Cops for Cancer fundraiser marks 24 years with in-person event, remote options

Tour de Rock alumni Jack McClintock, Lori Lumley, Rob House, Alan Neville, Robin Farrell (along with Bob MacDonald) did the Victoria to Sidney leg of the 2020 edition Tour de Rock. The annual fundraiser for pediatric cancer patients and their families hosts its 2021 finale Oct. 1 in Sidney. (Courtesy Tour de Rock)
Tour de Rock riders visited Sooke on Sept. 29. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Tour de Rock visit ‘pretty fantastic’

Thousands raised locally for pediatric cancer research

Tour de Rock riders visited Sooke on Sept. 29. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Tour de Rock rider and Nanaimo RCMP Const. Cydney MacNeill has her hair cut by Dan Awalt, co-owner of Heavy D’s Barbershop, outside the Coach and Horses Pub on Sunday, Sept. 26. (Greg Sakaki)

VIDEO: Riders motivated by the cause as Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock rolls down Island

RCMP constable gets head shaved at event hosted by Island Corridor Foundation

Tour de Rock rider and Nanaimo RCMP Const. Cydney MacNeill has her hair cut by Dan Awalt, co-owner of Heavy D’s Barbershop, outside the Coach and Horses Pub on Sunday, Sept. 26. (Greg Sakaki)
A 12-day alumni tour of community-based teams will ride different legs of the Tour de Rock for 2021. (Courtesy Cops for Cancer)

Tour de Rock embraces community teams for annual Vancouver Island cancer fundraiser

Tour starts Sept. 20 in Port Alice, winds up with finale in Sidney on Oct. 1

A 12-day alumni tour of community-based teams will ride different legs of the Tour de Rock for 2021. (Courtesy Cops for Cancer)
Adam Ireton holds his son Weston, along with Kristen and Beckett as they celebrate Weston's last day of treatment for lukemia. (Kristen Ireton photo)

799 days: ‘Super’ Weston defeats cancer

‘Weston is disease-free now, so we will be going into a period of checkups and things until he’s 18’

Adam Ireton holds his son Weston, along with Kristen and Beckett as they celebrate Weston's last day of treatment for lukemia. (Kristen Ireton photo)
A small crew of six Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock alumni riders pause for a quick break and a spot of sunshine at MacKenzie Beach on Saturday before powering off to Ucluelet. (Nora O’Malley photo)

West Coast celebrates Tour de Rock 2020 alumni riders

“The goal for this year is just to keep the magic alive.”

A small crew of six Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock alumni riders pause for a quick break and a spot of sunshine at MacKenzie Beach on Saturday before powering off to Ucluelet. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary’s Diana Lenihan, left, and Nancy Southern with a $10,000 cheque for the Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock campaign. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Duration of Tour de Rock stop in Chemainus much shorter than usual

Four alumni riders don’t get to come for breakfast in COVID year

Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary’s Diana Lenihan, left, and Nancy Southern with a $10,000 cheque for the Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock campaign. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Grade 4 UES student Mason Midlane gets his philanthropic new hairdo on Saturday at community head shaving event at the Ucluelet Co-op. Midlane raised about $500 for paediatric cancer research and to help send kids battling cancer to Camp Good Times.
Grade 4 UES student Mason Midlane gets his philanthropic new hairdo on Saturday at community head shaving event at the Ucluelet Co-op. Midlane raised about $500 for paediatric cancer research and to help send kids battling cancer to Camp Good Times.
Tofino and Ucluelet’s best sports stories of 2018

Tofino and Ucluelet’s best sports stories of 2018

The West Coast’s athletes filled 2018 with flair, personal achievements and competitive success.

  • Jan 13, 2019
Tofino and Ucluelet’s best sports stories of 2018
PHOTO GALLERY: Tour de Rock in pictures

PHOTO GALLERY: Tour de Rock in pictures

See some of the best photographs from the 2018 Tour de Rock from across Vancouver Island

PHOTO GALLERY: Tour de Rock in pictures
WATCH: Tour de Rock 2018

WATCH: Tour de Rock 2018

See the incredibly compassionate and dedicated supporters of the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock

WATCH: Tour de Rock 2018
Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock riders, imcluding Black Press videographer and media rider Arnold Lim, right, stand on stage in Centennial Square during Friday’s grand finale event. Lauren Boothby/Victoria News

Tour de Rock completes epic Island journey in Victoria

Riders made stops across Capital Region finishing with roughly $1 million in donations

Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock riders, imcluding Black Press videographer and media rider Arnold Lim, right, stand on stage in Centennial Square during Friday’s grand finale event. Lauren Boothby/Victoria News
Remembering the best compliment ever

Remembering the best compliment ever

Arnold Lim on junior rider Lucas Wetklo and the effect the seven-year-old’s story had on him as he rides the 2017 Tour de Rock.

Remembering the best compliment ever
Andrew Bailey Photo                                 Three-year-old Ava Duncan volunteered for her first-ever haircut during Ucluelet’s Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock festivities on Saturday afternoon

VIDEO: Tour de Rock riders honour Ucluelet with Community Champion award

Local rider Marcel Midlane thanks West Coasters for a whopping $60,000 of support.

Andrew Bailey Photo                                 Three-year-old Ava Duncan volunteered for her first-ever haircut during Ucluelet’s Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock festivities on Saturday afternoon
Riding the Tour de Rock for the second time

Riding the Tour de Rock for the second time

Black Press media rider Arnold Lim on the differences between riding the Tour de Rock in 2013, compared to his experience in 2017.

Riding the Tour de Rock for the second time
Eight-year-old faced Leukaemia for years and now loves being a junior rider with the Tour de Rock

Eight-year-old faced Leukaemia for years and now loves being a junior rider with the Tour de Rock

Eight-year-old cancer survivor Natalia Corigall endured a harrowing journey with Leukaemia and…

Eight-year-old faced Leukaemia for years and now loves being a junior rider with the Tour de Rock
Tour de Rock remembered: Hope Kopeck

Tour de Rock remembered: Hope Kopeck

Tour de Rock rider Arnold Lim shares a story from his first ride in 2013 that became a powerful motivator to want to ride again, in 2017

Tour de Rock remembered: Hope Kopeck