Tour de Rock

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 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 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

 

The 2021 Tour de Rock team rides up Johnston Road in Port Alberni on Sept. 25. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Smaller Tour de Rock team rides through Port Alberni for 2021

Cyclists visited honourary team members and collected donations for cancer research

The 2021 Tour de Rock team rides up Johnston Road in Port Alberni on Sept. 25. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
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)
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)
Tour de Rock riders accept a cheque from the Port Alberni RCMP detachment. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Tour de Rock alumni ride through Port Alberni

Event was scaled down this year in response to COVID-19

Tour de Rock riders accept a cheque from the Port Alberni RCMP detachment. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
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
Amanda McRae is representing Port Alberni and the West Coast on the 2018 Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock. ARNOLD LIM/ BLACK PRESS

Port Alberni adopts Tofino Tour de Rock rider

Amanda McRae has three junior riders from Port Alberni

Amanda McRae is representing Port Alberni and the West Coast on the 2018 Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock. ARNOLD LIM/ BLACK PRESS
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
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
Tour de Rock (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

INTERACTIVE MAP: Follow the 2017 Tour de Rock

Follow the Tour de Rock, as they pedal more than 1,000 kilometres fundraising to combat paediatric cancer

Tour de Rock (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Matt Webb, is a cancer survivor and benefitted from visiting Camp Goodtimes. (Photo Contributed)

Tour de Rock Vlog 5: Camp Goodtimes

The 2017 team visits the camp serving children with cancer and their families, and one of the beneficiaries of the tour.

Matt Webb, is a cancer survivor and benefitted from visiting Camp Goodtimes. (Photo Contributed)
Tour de Rock Vlog 4: The Hendren Brothers

Tour de Rock Vlog 4: The Hendren Brothers

Brothers Ryan and Mark Hendren’s road to riding the 2017 Tour de Rock included overcoming a harrowing journey with cancer.

Tour de Rock Vlog 4: The Hendren Brothers
Tour de Rock Vlog 3: Mount Washington

Tour de Rock Vlog 3: Mount Washington

The 2017 Tour de Rock team, including Black Press rider Arnold Lim, challenges Mount Washington in episode 3 of his video blog.

Tour de Rock Vlog 3: Mount Washington