Saskatoon couple pedal to Regina to raise money
Travelling from Saskatoon to Regina is long enough by car, but how about using a hand-pedalled bike?
One Saskatoon couple did just that in memory of their son Che, who was left as parapalegic after a car accident when he was 19.
Che bought a hand-bike to get himself around which he used until he passed away four and a half years ago.
"My wife and I, over a year ago, decided we wanted to use our son's bike to ride to Regina to raise money for the Children's Hospital Foundation as well as Cosmopolitan Industries," said Robin Bellamy.
According to Bellamy, he's been getting a lot of support.
"We had at least half a dozen people that stopped and donated some money to us and that was really touching," he said.
"Even in a restaurant last night a young couple had heard about it and they came over and gave us a donation as well here in Regina."
He and his wife got some help pedalling from family and friends for the three day long trip.
"We did learn the hard way that Regina's at a higher elevation than Saskatoon, it was certainly an uphill climb," said Bellamy.
They made it just in time for Sunday's Labour Day Classic game between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Che, like alot of people in Saskatchewan, was a huge Roughrider fan.
"Actually when we won the grey cup in '89 he even wore his jersey and had his face painted up to church that day," said Bellamy.
In addition to making the trek, Bellamy got the bike redone with Rider colours, a flag and even a license plate.
Bellamy was named Sunday's Scotia Bank Game Changer meaning he will get $1,000 towards his fundraising goal.
Edited by CJME's Lisa Schick.