Tour de Rock mishap sends one rider to the sidelines

 

CFB Comox Military Police Officer and Tour de Rock rider Matthew Pidgeon, along with fellow riders Steve Wright, Adam Carruthers and Jason Bland, crashed Sunday during the ride en route from Ucluelet to Tofino.

The accident, which occurred on a foggy highway about 12 kilometres into the 40-kilometre ride, caused Wright to separate his shoulder and tear ligaments.

As a result, he will no longer participate in the remainder of the ride, but will accompany the team in a TDR support vehicle.

Pidgeon received a head injury and was taken to Tofino hospital and treated for a mild concussion, but was able to rejoin the team Monday.

The 2014 Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock made its way through the Comox Valley last week, as part of their journey which began in Port Alice and wraps up in Victoria this week.

The tour has riders cycling more than 1,000 kilometres over 14 days, raising funds for pediatric cancer research and programs for children with a history of cancer.

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