September 10 2016


Frequently Asked Questions

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Who is the Children’s Health Foundation?
Since 1922, and serving southwestern Ontario, Children’s Health Foundation, an independent, incorporated non-profit organization, has been Raising Hope and granting funds to Children’s Hospital and Children’s Health Research Institute. Over the past 90 years, the Foundation has granted $80 million to fund specialized healthcare initiatives and research for children.Find out more about CHF.
Does all the money raised go to the CHF?
All proceeds raised through the Southwest Challenge will go to the Children’s Health Foundation.
Do I need to wear a helmet?
Yes, your safety is our highest priority.
How old do you need to be to take part in the Southwest Challenge cycling tour?
To ride on the 180, 110 and 60 km rides, you must be at least 16 years old on the day of the event to take part. To ride on the 25 km Family ride, you must be 12 years old or older. For any ride, if you are under 18 you must be accompanied by an adult.
What facilities are available?
The feed stations will be fully stocked with sandwiches, snacks, fruit and drinks. Toilets are available at the start/finish, the lunch stop and some rest stops.
What happens if I have a problem with my bike?
There will be mechanics at the start and out on the course providing limited mechanical support. Please make sure your bike is fully serviced before the start of the ride.
What happens if I get lost or have difficulties once on the course?
The route will be fully posted with directional signs, but if you do have difficulties and require assistance, then use the contact number given to you at registration.
Are the tour rides on closed roads?
The SWC rides will be on open roads. For all routes there will be SWC directional signage, ride marshals, mechanics, first aid, motorcycle escorts and police. All riders are expected to follow the Highway Code and obey the law.
Will the tour take place if it rains?
Yes. Be sure to bring the appropriate clothing to avoid any chance of heat loss.
How do I sponsor a friend who is taking part in the SWC?
Please click here to sponsor a friend.
How much does someone need to give as a donation to receive a tax receipt?
To receive a tax receipt a person needs to give a minimum donation of $10.00.
When is the Southwest Challenge cycling tour?
The tour is on Saturday September 10th, 2016.
Where does the tour start?
Please click here for a map.