Foundation Ride for Light 2021 Raises over $45,000.00

Saturday, September 18th, 2021, 43 riders took to the roads for a 127km ride in the fourth annual Foundation Ride for Light cycling fundraiser. Just the perfect September day for a ride. Thank you to everyone who participated and contributed to such a fabulous event; the riders, our Ride Ambassador Graham Richardson, sponsors, volunteers, and the donors who supported the ride as well – I am thrilled to announce that over $45,000 was raised in support of Candlelighters which will enable us to continue providing real, tangible programs and services for children, and their families coping with childhood cancer, helping ensure that despite a childhood cancer diagnosis, these kids enjoy the best life possible! Thank you


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Ride Ambassadors


Lucy Hempstead

Hello! My name is Lucy, I’m a 20 year old Cyclist and RBC training ground finalist.

I have a background in track and field and a love for endurance sports. 

Im racing this year with Toronto Hustle. I’ve been able to achieve some amazing things with this team. We’ve done Capital to Capital which is a 435km route from Toronto to Ottawa in a single day that took us 13-14 hours and allowed us to raise money for our charity.

Another accomplishment is riding 24 hours non stop on my indoor trainer on Zwift for CrushCovid to raise money for the MGH and their mental health facilities. In doing this I broke and set a new 24 hour indoor cycling record of 812km. 

My hopes are to continue to race and post results and move my way up to achieving my Olympic dreams and goals of going pro in cycling. 


Graham Richardson

Graham Richardson is the Chief News Anchor for CTV News at Six and afternoon news anchor on Newstalk 580 CFRA. He joined CTV Ottawa in January 2010, after nearly four years covering Parliament Hill for CTV National News.

Before his assignment on Parliament Hill, Richardson was CTV’s Los Angeles Bureau Chief, covering the Michael Jackson trial, Hurricane Katrina, space shuttle landings, the Mexican election, and the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy.

Over the last several years here in the nation’s capital, Graham has anchored the newscast from the scene of the tragic Ottawa city bus – VIA train crash in the autumn of 2013; he led coverage from the floor of the Ontario Liberal Leadership Convention in January 2013; and he anchored CTV Ottawa’s 2013 Bell Let’s Talk Day regional coverage.

Named one of Ottawa’s “Top 25 in the Capital 2013” by Ottawa Life Magazine, Richardson is an active member of the community, participating in many charitable fundraising projects including the CN Ride for CHEO. This type of charitable event allows him to match his passion for cycling with worthwhile causes in the community, while he maintains his 2019 goal of 365 days of activity.

When he’s not working or volunteering, Richardson and his wife Leigh Anne can be found at ski hills and rinks across the region, watching their two sons, Jack and Bennett, on the ice and on the slopes. You may also run into him on his bike at Gatineau Park, or at one of the many other local hot spots for cyclists!