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Ross Royals ride inside to support children living with cancer

April 5, 2018

GUELPH, Ontario – Students and staff at John F. Ross CVI are competing in an indoor cycling challenge to support children living with cancer.

On Monday April 9, the school is participating in The Inside Ride, a fundraiser organized by Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation, a national charity dedicated to fighting childhood cancer.

The Inside Ride is a national indoor cycling challenge. Across the county, teams of cyclists ride indoors for 10-minute bursts each, with six rounds of cycling to complete the challenge. Each team must raise at least $300 to participate, with 100% of the funds going to support children with cancer and their families. John F. Ross CVI’s goal is to raise $15,000.

At Ross, many people are involved in the event including 5 staff supervisors, 30 student volunteers, and 40 teams of 6 riders.

About eight years ago while participating in the tour for kids with Coast to Coast Against Cancer, Ross teacher James Ball first learned about The Inside Ride. “I knew it was something [the school] could do exceptionally well,” he said.

Ross has a history of going all out for fundraising events. “This is actually our third Inside Ride,” said Ball. “Each one has been bigger and more epic.” And this year’s event promises to be a high-energy afternoon.

Ball said events like this “remind us all of the power of community and how we are stronger together.” “And it’s an awful lot of fun,” he added.

The Inside Ride takes place on Monday April 9 in the John F. Ross CVI gymnasium, starting at 11:30a.m. You can view the school’s fundraising page at

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