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Registration is Still Open For Medics For Mental Health Ride

Paramedics from across the region will be cycling through Oxford County on Saurday for the 2nd annual Medics for Mental Health Bike Ride.

WOODSTOCK - Registration is still available for this year's Medics for Mental Health bike ride.

Funds from the ride will go towards the Wounded Warriors Peer Support and Family Assistance Fund and it will shine a light on first responder suicide and post traumatic stress disorder.

Paramedics from all over the region are coming to Woodstock for the ride and it is also open to the general public. 

"We look forward to having a safe ride and joining up with some of our colleagues across the Province in Oxford County this weekend." 

County of Brant Paramedics Deputy Chief Randy Papple tells Heart FM his team is excited to join their colleagues from across the Province to take in this ride. 

Logistics Director Tanya Companion says there will be a 50km and a 100km route on August 26th.

"Everything is starting at the Woodstock Community Complex. It will be going from the Woodstock Community Complex to Burgessville and follow a loop back to the Community Complex; the start and finish line will be at the same location. In the 100km route; it's taking a little longer more scenic drive through Oxford County and it's going from Woodstock, Ingersoll, Tillsonburg and back up to Woodstock."

Companion says all of the proceeds raised will benefit the Wounded Warriors Peer Support and Family Assistance Fund.

"We're hoping to bring some more education to people about first responder suicides and first responder post traumatic stress disorders that they're going through."

If a rider registers and raises $100 in pledges, they will receive a free jersey! All ages are welcome to participate but all riders must wear a helmet.

You can find more information and register for the ride on the Medics for Mental Health website.

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