The 24-person Tour de Rock cycling team makes its way from Ucluelet to Nanaimo on Day 8 of the 2014 Cops for Cancer fundraising tour. The team is down one rider as Steve Wright injured his shoulder during a mishap enroute to Tofino on the weekend. Wright will continue with the ride as part of the support team.

TOUR DE ROCK: Rough ride to Tofino as two cyclists injured

West Shore Ops NCO Steve Wright will finish the Tour de Rock as a support member after falling.

The Tour de Rock team is down one cyclist following a mishap on the road to Tofino on the weekend. Steve Wright, the operations NCO for West Shore RCMP detachment, separated his shoulder during the mishap, fellow team rider Katie DeRosa wrote in the Victoria Times-Colonist (DeRosa, a journalist, is one of three media riders this year).

Matt Pidgeon, a Military Police officer, received a head injury but was to rejoin the team today (Monday, Sept. 29).

The team stopped in Port Alberni on Friday (Sept. 26) and made appearances at Walmart, Boston Pizza, Alberni Elementary, Gill Elementary and AW Neill Middle School before departing for the West Coast on Saturday morning.

The team made several stops today between Nanaimo, Ladysmith and Chemainus. They head to Duncan for several appearances on Tuesday (Sept. 30). Their 1,000-kilometre bike ride will end this week in Victoria.

The team is riding to raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research.

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