I am participating in Great Ride 'n' Stride in Oxford County to support the mission of the Canadian Cancer Society.
Last year I learned London would no longer be hosting this event, so I'm heading to Thamesford this year! Thamesford is where the Great Ride originated! So it feels right to be there for my 30th year.
The money raised from this event helps fund leading-edge cancer research that is improving cancer treatments, preventing cancer and saving lives; provide reliable and up-to-date information on cancer, risk reduction and treatment; offer vital community-based support services for people living with cancer and their families; and advocate for healthy public policies.
The weather doesn't look like it's going to cooperate though - calling for, ugh, snow! And I'm recuperating from a terrible cold, so I may have to postpone my ride and complete it next weekend. I will be completing a 20km ride this year. Years ago the London ride was 20km and when the route was moved from the streets to the bike paths, it was reduced to 10km; later it was reduced to 5kms when it was moved to Springbank Park - I was thrilled to discover that Thamesford still has a 20km route so whether I ride on Sunday or next weekend, that's what I'll be tackling this year!!
Hope it's good weather!!