Every one of the seven cyclists to set out from Regina for Moose Jaw Sunday completed their ride for breast cancer awareness.
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Jeff Herchuk (right), along with sister Jacki (centre) and mother Jill Andrews (left) were part of a seven-rider sortie from Regina to Moose Jaw in support of breast cancer awareness. The group raised $2,500 for the cause.
“There was a mix (of riders) in the group. Some people were ahead at the front, and others more toward the back,” explained Jeff Herchuk, one of the ride’s organizers. “But everyone who started it, finished it.”
Herchuk was joined by his sister, Jacki; his mother, Jill Andrews; and fellow riders Joe Blondeau, Chad Klyne, David Calvert and Laurie Hysuik.
Supporting the group were Jami Thorn, Barb Mews, Amber and Tyson White, Mia White and Paxton Herchuk, who drove the pilot vehicles and cheered the riders on for their four and a half hours on the road.
Herchuk said the support group “made a really huge difference” by providing safety and encouragement for the riders, who hit heavy winds and had to struggle through the difficulties of the ride around when they hit Belle Plaine.
He said the ride was “definitely worth it.”
“Whenever you can help out a good cause and raise money doing it … it’s satisfying,” Herchuk said. “The fact everyone completed it, too, is really satisfying on a personal level.”
Herchuk said the group raised $2,500 for the cause, and that he would be interested in repeating if he can get a group together again next year.
“I know I would do it again, and most of the people who rode (this year) said they probably would, too,” he added. “So I’m hoping that we can get a group together.”