PTBOCanada Pics: Clara Hughes Comes To Peterborough For #ClarasBigRide

The amazing and inspiring Clara Hughes—who Christie Blatchford calls "this generation’s Terry Fox"—arrived in Peterborough Saturday (March 22nd) as part of her 12,000 kilometre Clara's Big Ride journey to raise awareness about mental health and erase the stigma associated with mental illness. Clara, who was won multiple Olympic medals in cycles and speed skating, has herself battled depression for years. Her 110 day bicycle ride will take her to 95 communities across Canada. She spoke highly of Peterborough and its attention given to mental health initiatives. She wants this ride across the country to be epic and called it "Canada's Big Ride". Props to the local Canadian Mental Health Association chapter for bringing Clara to Peterborough. Here's pictures from her day in town...

 [picture via Liz Shaughnessy]

[picture via Liz Shaughnessy]

 Clara with her support riders, including her husband, Peter Guzman. [picture via Liz Shaughnessy]

Clara with her support riders, including her husband, Peter Guzman. [picture via Liz Shaughnessy]

 [picture via Liz Shaughnessy]

[picture via Liz Shaughnessy]

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