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Taber rider participates in first Great Cycle Challenge Canada

Posted on August 12, 2020 by Taber Times
CYCLE NATION: Taberite Judy Carrier is hoping to raise $500 in support of kid's cancer research by taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge Canada. TIMES PHOTO SUBMITTED

Judy Carrier, a resident of Taber, is planning to ride 200 kilometres and raise $500 during the month of August for The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in support of its 5th annual Great Cycle Challenge Canada.

Founded in 2016, Great Cycle Challenge Canada has grown to become one of the biggest cycling events in the country.

In just three years, over 63,000 riders from all provinces and territories have ridden 10.3 million kilometres, raising more than $12.4 million for research, care and the development of better treatments and cures for childhood cancer. This year, SickKids Foundation hopes more than 30,000 riders will take part in support of kids’ cancer research.

“Cancer is the largest killer of Canadian children from disease and over 1,400 Canadian children are diagnosed with cancer every year,” said Jamie Lamont, Director of Special Events at SickKids Foundation. “Thanks to riders like Judy, we’re fueling groundbreaking research to save lives and give kids the brighter future they deserve.”

“This is the first time I have participated in Great Cycle Challenge,” said Judy Carrier. “During those years, I rode 120 kilometres and raised $405. This year, I am aiming to raise $500 and ride 200 kilometres.”

To learn more about Judy’s Great Cycle Challenge Canada and to make a donation, please visit To participate in Great Cycle Challenge Canada, visit

Carrier says she utilizes the recently-completed trails in the area for her cycling trips.

“I just ride locally, mostly on the outskirts of Taber, and I use their walking and cycling paths, they’re great.”

Great Cycle Challenge Canada encourages cyclists across Canada to challenge themselves and set their own personal riding goal throughout August to fight kids’ cancer. Riders fundraise to save lives and give kids the brighter future they deserve.

For more information, visit

Established in 1972, SickKids Foundation raises funds on behalf of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and is the largest charitable funder of child health research, learning and care in Canada.

Philanthropy is a critical source of funding for SickKids – one of the world’s foremost paediatric health-care institutions.

For more information, please visit

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