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Lauding Alternative Transportation

by RL Policar

With sweltering temperatures and even higher humidity, a bike ride from London to Toronto is likely not on the top of anyone’s ‘to do’ list.

But don’t tell that to Western students and EnviroWestern members Tom Ewart and Jordan Poppenk. The pair just returned today after cycling the 225 kilometres from London to Toronto over weekend to promote cycling as an alternative means of transportation.

“Touring is a wonderful way to discover aspects of the countryside you would otherwise not get to or would look over as you drive past,” says Poppenk. “I hope this trip will serve to inspire other Ontarians to try riding a bicycle to work or for sheer recreation. They will get hooked rain or shine.”

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