‘Cancer doesn’t take a holiday’: Man rides bike in heat wave to support kids with cancer

EDMONTON — The Ride for Legends bike ride continues during the heatwave to raise money for children with cancer.

Len Spratt, 71, rides in 35 degree heat for a cause close to his heart. He completed the 1,020-kilometer bike ride to help families in need.

“The kids are the ones going through this trauma and through no fault of their own and I have a lot of encouragement from that and just build on it,” Spratt said.

He has been part of the fundraiser for 15 years. He says that there have been fewer cyclists this year due to COVID-19.

“It builds all the time. Seeing these kids here just makes you realize what you’re doing together to help these families. That’s the best part – everyone is doing their best and doing their best,” he said.

Spratt raised a total of $70,000. His goal is to raise $90,000.

“Cancer doesn’t take a vacation and neither do we — we’re just trying to keep these funds in because society is so dependent on them,” the cyclist said.

With files from Dave Mitchell of CTV News Edmonton

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