Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Montreal - Les Mardis Cyclistes de Lachine


July 28
Mel is a cyclist and it was Tuesday so it seemed only natural that we were headed to Montreal for Les Mardis Cyclistes de Lachine. This organization, run by Monsieur Rossi, has held professional bike races for ten consecutive Tuesday evenings during the summer, every summer, for 32 years. Cyclists come from near and far to compete here.
On the starting line prior to each race the traditional awarding of the yellow jerseys takes place. This particular Tuesday, for the first time ever, an honourary yellow jersey was presented to someone other than a racer. Mel received the yellow jersey in recognition of the importance of The Ride for Mental Health. It was an honour and a thrill to be recognized among such outstanding company. Mel then led the peloton for a lap around the 1.6 km course. Luckily, there was no tip over Shay.
Later, a cheque presentation was made on the podium in support of le fondation des maladies mentales. Over $10,000 was raised through the efforts of the Xerox Committee lead by Robert Ethier and Simon Mercier.
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