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Hughes kicks off "Clara's Big Ride" in Toronto

The six-time Olympic medallist will embark on a 110-day national bicycle tour through every province and territory

A former Olympian begins a cycling throughout the country today.

Clara Hughes kicks off "Clara's Big Ride" for Bell Let's Talk.

The six-time Olympic medallist will embark on a 110-day national bicycle tour through every province and territory today in Toronto and it will come to an end in Ottawa on July 1.

Hughes will cover 12,000 km and visit 95 communities with the purpose of ending the stigma surrounding mental illness.

The event begins at noon at Maple Leaf Square and will last for about an hour. Hughes and fellow riders will cycle to CAMH on Queen St. W. (the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health), then continue westbound out of the city.

Toronto Police say drivers should expect some delays due to the event.

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  1. Greg posted on 03/14/2014 09:55 AM
    Good on her. Mental health issues are a huge problem with not nearly enough resources. Also, people don't feel like they can talk about it due to the social stigma placed on mental illness. A co-worker of mine shot himself last weekend. I wonder if things like this can be avoided if we dedicate the time and funds to help these people.
    GO CLARA!!
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