Hannah Lepine falls, breaks collarbone during Tour de Rock ride

Hannah Lepine falls, breaks collarbone during Tour de Rock ride
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On Sept. 30, the Tour de Rock team was riding to Ucluelet when some members hit a slippery patch and fell.

After hitting a slippery patch during the Tour de Rock ride, CHEK’s Hannah Lepine has a broken collarbone that will keep her out of the saddle for the rest of the ride.

Despite that, Lepine says she will stick with the team and continue fundraising to meet the team’s goal of $1 million.

The fall happened while the team was biking to Ucluelet on Sept. 30.

“[Saturday] was hard, we were going down the hill just by Kennedy Lake and we were probably going 40 or 50 kilometres an hour and we came around the corner and the road was wet and a couple of us, our bikes just slid out from underneath us,” Lepine said.

She says in the fall she broke her collarbone.

“[Sunday] is a better day, obviously I’m in a lot of pain, but I’m trying to tough it out,” she said. “It’s completely fractured so I’m gonna need surgery a plate probably to put it back together.”

So far the Tour de Rock has raised $634,360.94 for childhood cancer research and the Canadian Cancer Society.

A few hours after the news was posted, Lepine crossed her fundraising goal of $35,000 and continues to gain donations.

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