by Kendra Wong – Victoria New posted May 7, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Two Ontario cyclists will be starting their 8,000-kilometre cross-country cycling trip in Victoria next week to raise awareness of lyme disease.
Daniel Corso and Tanner Cookson from St. Catharines, Ontario are riding from Mile 0 in Victoria to St. John’s Newfoundland for a close friend who was diagnosed with lyme disease.
“It started when my good friend Adelaine was diagnosed and the trouble she went through to get a diagnosis and get the treatment,” said Corso.
Lyme disease is an inflammatory infection that spreads to humans through tick bites. It is treatable if found in the early stages, but if not caught can be disabling.
In the month-and-a-half-long trip, the duo expects to average 140 kilometres a day to raise awareness.