The riders of this years' Tour de Rock leave Painter's Lodge Wednesday morning on their way south towards Courtenay.

Tour de Rock heads south

UPDATE: Video of Spirit Square fundraising event added

  • Sep. 23, 2015 12:00 p.m.

The Tour de Rock two-week bicycle journey in which a team of police officers rides 1,000 kilometres from the north end of Vancouver Island to the south, raising money to fight childhood cancer, stopped into Campbell River Tuesday, Sept. 22.

The team of riders was welcomed to the city’s Spirit Square for presentations and fundraising head shavings, including Campbell River team member Const. John Belanger who promised to shave off his mustache if he raised $5,000. He is now heading south much more aerodynamically.

After a quick breakfast and a warm up in the parking lot under drizzly skies, this years’ Tour de Rock riders left Painter’s Lodge first thing this morning on their way south.

They were scheduled to stop at L’École Willow Point before continuing south, stopping along their way at Oyster River Elementary, the Oyster River Fire Hall, Miracle Beach Elementary and Merville Hall before heading into Courtenay for various events tonight.

See more photos in Friday’s Mirror.