Father biking from Saskatoon to Regina in honour of son
A Saskatoon father is set to pedal a hand-powered bike all the way to Regina this weekend.
"We believe by Sunday at lunchtime, we will be at the Rider game," said Robin Bellamy.
The ride-a-thon is to honour his son, a paraplegic, who passed away four years ago.
"He had a hand bike that he used to get around," said Bellamy.
He and his wife will take turns riding their son's bike starting today in Saskatoon.
"You sit on the seat and you put your feet out and then you take the peddles that are up by your chest and you just turn them around, by hand, so that you move," described Bellamy.
The goal is to raise $10,000 by the time they reach Regina.
Donations can be made online to either the Top of the Rock Fund with Cosmopolitan Industries or the Children's Hospital, but Bellamy said he hopes for more than just financial support.
"There will be a lot of people I'm sure going to the Roughrider game on Sunday and when they go by it would be sure nice to hear a honk," he said.
Bellamy will be recognized on the field at Mosaic Stadium as a Scotiabank Game Changer, where he will receive $1,000 for the Children's Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan.
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