Cycle in memory of Graeme Loader

I brought up an easy and affordable exercise method in an earlier blog post: walking. I’ve been meaning to talk about cycling too. With a basic bike, helmet, lock, and lights, you are set to save money on transportation and burn calories at the same time.

But you can only be a cyclist if you live in a safe environment to do so.

I wanted to bring your attention to a 24-year-old Toronto man, Graeme Loader, who on September 1 was struck by an SUV and killed outside of Brandon, Manitoba during a bike adventure to raise money for the World Wildlife Fund.

Just hours before he died he wrote: “Love this planet.”

Thanks to Graeme’s loved ones reaching out to reporters and doing a social media campaign, Graeme’s goal of raising $15,000 for the charity has now been reached.

If you want to help make this healthy and affordable sport and hobby safer for everyone, consider joining your local cycling advocacy committee such as Cycle T.O., who do campaigns at the municipal level to make improvements to bike lanes and other infrastructure.

G.W.

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