David Cox is cycling up and down the Island – twice –to raise funds for the MS Society of Canada.

Cyclist hits the road to end MS

David Cox is on a mission to end multiple sclerosis (MS) by riding his bike the length of Vancouver Island, twice

David Cox is on a mission to end multiple sclerosis (MS) by riding his bike the length of Vancouver Island, twice.

Cox set out from Victoria a week ago in an effort to raise funds for the MS Society of Canada.

He stopped into the Campbell River Mirror’s office on his way back from Port Hardy on Wed. Aug. 10 as he was going from the Sayward Junction to Courtenay during this day.

“I’ve been doing more than 100 kilometres every day since I left,” said Cox.

When he gets to Mill Bay today, he will stick around to take part in the Cowichan Valley Grape Escape tour this weekend. This bike tour is a two-day 150 km ride which also raises funds for the MS Society of Canada.

Cox will then ride the last 33 km of his journey home over the Malahat on Monday.

So far, Cox said he’s raised $4400, but he has until Aug. 28 to get that number higher.

Pledges can be made by going to www.mssociety.ca, clicking on donate, and then pledging him as a cyclist.

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