This year's cyclists waiting for the Brentwood ferry on the final leg of their journey. They surpassed the goal to raise $50,000 by more than $2,000, for a total exceeding $70,000 in support for African Grandmothers

Cyclists Jane

Click on image of Jane for more photos of the event including Jane's new bike.

Saturday's Lunch for the cyclists coutesy of the NanGo Grannies.

Jane Templeman, a founding member of the NanGo Grannies, now living in Vancouver, is a regular participant of the Victoria Grandmothers' for Africa annual Vancouver Island Bike Tour. She still rides as a NanGo Grannies member. An important part of her story in this year's ride is that just prior to the start of the event Jane suffered the misfortune of having her bike stolen.

The night before leaving Vancouver for the Island, ready for an early departure, Jane had stowed her bike on the roof-rack of the car which was then parked over-night in the locked garage of the highrise where she lives. Nonetheless someone(s) still managed to steal the bike leaving Jane with no choice but to to head off to the ferry and on to starting point of the three day cycling tour without a bike.

Undeterred, on her way from Vancouver to Campbell River, Jane came of the ferry in Nanaio and headed straight for Rock City Bikes where she bought a brand new bike. Jane of course then rode her new purchase all the way down the east side of the Island from Campbell River to Victoria and in the process, raised a phenominal $3,280 for her African Grandmothers sisters. Such forebareance and devotion to this great cause is deserving of recognition and congratulations.