A hundred motorcycle riders took to the road to raise money for Special Olympics Ontario.
The Torch Ride drew 100 riders from Scarborough Town Centre to downtown Peterborough to raise $22,000 for Special Olympians.
Riders had a police escort courtesy of the Toronto Police Motor Squad and Peterborough-Lakefield officers for the journey that meandered over 400 kilometres on rural roads north of the city. The event is one of 14 rides this summer that fund Special Olympics' athletes.
Deputy Chief Mark Sanders, Superintendent Ron Taverner, Staff Inspector David Marks and Acting Inspector Suzanne Redman joined in the ride alongside members of the community.
CityTV's Kevin Frankish rode with us in a sidecar and was the emcee of the event
Chief Bill Blair, Niagara Regional Police Service Chief Jeff McGuire and Peterborough-Lakefield Community Police Chief Murray Rodd congratulated participants at the end of the ride.