West Shore RCMP S/Sgt. Steve Wright is among the 24 cyclists announced for the 2014 Tour de Rock.

Cycling for hope: West Shore RCMP officer joins Tour de Rock

West Shore RCMP S/Sgt. Steve Wright knows he has a lot of training ahead of him now he has been named to the 2014 Tour de Rock team.

West Shore RCMP S/Sgt. Steve Wright knows he has a lot of training ahead of him now he has been named to the 2014 Tour de Rock team.

But it’s not the hills on his mind, it’s the peaks and valleys he knows will come with riding for children with cancer and the Canadian Cancer Society.

“I’m looking forward to meeting the people that we’re helping and also I know the emotional impact is very strong, very moving,” Wright said. “I just hope I do the organization proud.”

Wright isn’t a cyclist by nature, but has been taking to two wheels lately for health reasons and has been training on his own, and now with the team.

“I pulled an old mountain bike out of the basement and started riding the Galloping Goose Trail,” Wright said. “I was able to lose 55 pounds and then started getting into it a little more.”

The group has been riding together since early March in preparation for the two-week, 1,000 kilometre ride.

“We’ve really gelled well as a team,” Wright said.

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