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Lansdowne Rides for CHEO

On Sunday May 3rd 2015, Lansdowne employees and their families will be saddling up to support kids with cancer at the CN Cycle for CHEO.

Digital Image Sales Lorne 2012 Canadian Olympic Tri - Bike 1Lansdowne values local community involvement and supporting community members. Join us to help the great work that CHEO is doing to support kids and their families coping with cancer.

Childhood cancer is rare, yet every year at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) there are approximately 75 new diagnoses. The children, youth and families who are confronted with a cancer diagnosis rely on the staff at CHEO to help them through this difficult journey. This is why the CN Cycle for CHEO, the hospital’s largest pediatric cancer fundraising event, is such an important community event in the national capital region.

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Here are our top riding tips:

  • There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing choice: come prepared for the weather!
  • Riding = sweating. Especially for office workers. Bring water to rehydrate!
    • While the choice desk-job beverage may be coffee for most, this is a different ball game. Or bike ride.
  • Test your bike ahead of time.
    • No-one likes a consultant who shows up without the right knowledge or equipment for the job.
  • Bring the right tools to stay on track should something go wrong:
    New toy

    • An extra tube
    • Tire levers
    • A portable pump (the best is one with a switch between high volume and high pressure)
    • An allen-key set bike tool
    • An energy bar.  Not that we ever run out of energy. But it’s good to be prepared.
  • Wear eye protection.
    • We’re not talking chemistry goggles here, but sunglasses are key in the face of a fast moving bug. That little guy can whip right down your eye socket before you know it. And if you can’t see you can’t steer. And if you can’t steer… it activates the level of all other risk factors. And here at Lansdowne we are risk averse.
  • Know your capabilities. The right person for the right challenge.
    • We deliver quality services, which is contingent on matching the right people and the right skills to the job.
    • Don’t sign up for the 70km ride if you just bought your first cruiser at a garage sale.
    • Assess how resilient your system is and how much shock you can handle. If you’re particularly wedded to your office chair most days, half-day use of a bike seat might be a bit of a shocker.
  • Where there is no vision, the people will perish ~ F. Nightingale.
    • We are all part of a community, and our community has a vision.  As Canadians we value quality of life and well-being, and a strategic goal within that vision is to be able to overcome cancer.


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