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Paris bicycle owner embarking on 580-km fundraising trek


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A Paris man is getting ready for the experience of his life.

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Dale Corridor will embark on the three-day Bellwether Bike Experience from Ottawa to Paris on Aug. 12.

“We’re doing the experience for the Salvation Military Meals Financial institution that serves each Brantford and Brant County,” stated the 28-year-old household wealth adviser at Bellwether Household Wealth on Brant Avenue in Brantford.

“We all know the meals financial institution’s present van is shifting towards the tip of its profession, so the purpose is to lift sufficient funds over just a few years to purchase the meals financial institution a refrigerated van to make logistics quite a bit simpler for them.”

He stated the inspiration for doing a summer time undertaking started in 2020, when the corporate desired to assist the meals financial institution cope with pandemic calls for, and fewer donations at the moment of yr.

“The meals financial institution operates year-round,” stated the bicycle owner. “We need to fill the gaps for them as a lot as we are able to.”

Corridor took up critical biking in the summertime of 2019 when he participated in a fundraising relay experience round Lake Ontario.

“That was my first actual experience,” he stated. “It was a three-day relay, with every bicycle owner overlaying 250 to 300 kilometres.”

To arrange for the experience, Corridor stated he combines low-intensity, lengthy distance driving with excessive depth shorter exercises.

“It’s not completely flat… and the wind isn’t all the time at your again,” he defined. “On these moments on the hills, or when you may have a head wind, to fulfill a sure timeframe you need to push a bit of tougher.”

Corridor stated his 22-speed highway bike with a carbon fibre body will make conquering hills simpler.

The bicycle owner stated a trial model of the Bellwether Bike Experience was run in 2020 throughout pandemic lockdowns.

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“Biking Ontario and Biking Canada did counsel that we not experience in teams,” he recalled. “So, I did a solo effort, a one-day 250-kilometre loop elevating about $3,500 for the meals financial institution.”

Corridor developed a route that makes use of rural roads and paved trails as a lot as doable, to make the trek safer for each cyclists and motorists.

Corridor shall be driving alone this yr however is actively recruiting riders for what’s going to turn into an annual occasion.

His spouse, Taylor, shall be his assist driver, assembly him at designated spots alongside the journey.

After the experience’s first day touring from Ottawa to Kingston, Day 2 will observe waterfront trails from Kingston to Burlington. He’ll end the trek at Wincey Mills in Paris, on the forks of the Grand and Nith Rivers.

“The bike has already been in for a tune up at The Bicycle Store and it’s in working order,” Corridor stated. “I simply must get by means of just a few extra coaching miles within the subsequent month-and-a-half.”

For extra data and to donate go to the Bellwether Bike Experience web page on Fb.

bethompson@postmedia.com

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