Nova Scotia

2.5-year charity bike ride arrives in Halifax

A woman is set to cycle into Halifax today after a bike ride across Canada.

Woman cycled from Whitehorse to Halifax

Tana Silverland has been biking west to east across Canada for more than two years. (Facebook)

A woman is set to cycle into Halifax today after a bike ride across Canada.

Tana Silverland, who's from the U.K., started her journey in Whitehorse more than two years ago to raise awareness for a charity called SOS Children's Villages, which helps orphaned children around the world.

Silverland says she has been able to do the entire trip by staying with strangers who take her in.

"I quite deliberately set out on the journey without any sponsorship, funding, supporting, anything like that, deliberately to try to highlight the life that the orphans I'm trying to help have to lead, and just how difficult that sort of life is," she said.

She says the trip has been worth the sacrifice.

"Almost nobody I've spoken to has ever heard of SOS Children's Villages before, but by the time I leave a town, people are sort of saying 'why have we never heard of this amazing charity before?’"

Silverland started today's route in Lunenburg, she hopes to cross Halifax's Macdonald bridge early this evening.

 

 

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