The sun was shining on the riders as the Tour de Rock made the almost 60-kilometre detour from their ride to visit Lake Cowichan.
Just after 11 a.m. yesterday the Cops for Cancer team came for a quick visit to Lake Cowichan and Palsson schools.
For eight of the past 10 days, the ride has been cold, windy and rainy with the worst days being the weekend Port Alberni, Ucluelet and Tofino portion of the trip.
So the sun as they rode to Lake Cowichan was a relief.
Pete Pimlott from Country Grocer presented a cheque for $3,300 from the Sponsor a Kilometre fundraiser to the riders on stage at LCS.
Jenny Fawcett had her hair lopped and head shaved to raise more than $5,000 for the tour.
Former local RCMP officer and Tour de Rock rider Ray Carfantan spoke to an LCS gym full of Lake area residents, students and staff, thanking them for donating and for all they did for the Cops For Cancer fundraiser. He also had his head shaved on stage.
The Tape the Teacher/Principal to the Wall fundraiser LCS and Palsson students set up was definitely a hit with the team.
By 12:30 p.m., the riders had eaten a quick lunch provided by Country Grocer and were back on their bikes for the next stop, Palsson Elementary, before going back on the road by 2 p.m. for Duncan and parts beyond.