Get set to cycle in the PwC MS Bike

July 9, 2017 by  

London and area residents are invited to cycle for a cure for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) later this month.

The PwC MS Bike fundraiser will feature over 1,600 cyclists racing from Grand Bend to London on the first day, then from London back to Grand Bend on day two.

Over 100,000 Canadians are living with the disease, which causes vision problems, extreme fatigue and cognitive impairment. Brochures about MS are likely to be provided to help cyclists fundraise before the event.

Cyclists that raise $,1000 or more automatically become members of Club 1000 and are rewarded with a Club Jersey.

The Saturday begins with a 6:00 am check-in time at the Grand Bend Motorplex. At 7:30 am cyclists will ride along a preplanned route to the Western University in London, where they will be greeted by a finish line and a ceremony dinner.

On the Sunday, cyclists will retrace the route, finishing the event with a barbecue in Grand Bend. The safety of all cyclists is top priority, with rest stops, first aid, bicycle repair and support staff available along the entire route.

Cycling for a cure since 1989, the MS Bike is the largest fundraiser for this cause in North America. Riders of all ages and fitness levels participate.

The two rides take place on Saturday, July 29 and Sunday July 30.

More information is available by contacting MS Bike staff at msbikegrandbend@mssociety.ca, or calling 1-888-510-7777.