BC Randonneurs History - Main

BC Randonneurs Cycling Club


"The Unsung Heroes and Heroines of the Road"
Randonneurs in the (News)papers.

Compiled by E.W. (Wim) Kok, Peace Region Brevet Organizer

- Introduction to this section -


Cyclist Confident of Completing Long Trip Peace River Block News, August 11, 1971, p. 8
Cyclist Beats His Own Clock Peace River Block News, August 18, 1971, p. 22
BC Cyclist Right on Time by John Leckie, Staff Writer, Woodstock-Ingersoll Sentinel-Review, June 30, 1977 *


Cycling pair covers island in 72 hours by Pauline MacDougall, North Island Gazette, August 7, 1985
Letter from Paris: Mass Madness on Wheels by Ian Austen, from an Ontario, probably Toronto, newspaper,1987 *
Marathon cycling a trial of endurance by Nick Lees, Journal Staff Writer, Edmonton Journal, April 21, 1989
Little time for sleeping Herald Staff, Calgary Herald, August 13, 1989


Long-distance cycling growing; They call it `randonneuring', Nick Lees, Edmonton Journal, May 18, 1990
Biking to Brest, Nick Lees, Journal Staff Writer, Edmonton Journal, May 17, 1991
Increase distance gradually when training, Nick Lees, Journal Staff Writer, Edmonton Journal, May 17, 1991
Riding 1,200 kilometres in 80 hours caps dream, Mario Toneguzzi, Calgary Herald, October 5, 1991
Randonneurs pump up for 1,200 km birthday ride. Nick Lees, Journal Staff Writer. Edmonton Journal. June 5, 1992
Ultra marathon cycling, Mark Tait, Calgary Herald, January 17, 1993
In our city: Mad about cycling, Sharon Adams Staff Writer, Calgary Herald, May 21, 1993
Port Hardy time dashed by cyclist Carla Wilson Times Colonist, June 21, 1994
Top cyclist faces long night's journey into day, Kevin Griffin, The Vancouver Sun, August 18, 1995
Detour doesn't stop cyclist from setting personal record, Kevin Griffin, The Vancouver Sun, September 15, 1995
Fiftysomething cyclist rode through pain for his cause, Carla Wilson, Times-Colonist, June 9, 1996
A Passion for Pedaling by Mark Bentley Cohen, Vancouver Courier, June 23, 1996 *
Bose too busy to run for council, Gordon Clark, Staff Reporter, The Province, November 30, 1997
Bose pedals on new path, The Vancouver Sun, December 4, 1997
An Audax ride in British Columbia, Canada Colin Brades, Arrivee (Audax UK), Spring 1999 *
Big Wheel, Keep on Turning, Steve Threndyle, Coast Magazine, July, 1999 *


"An Old Fool" and his bicycle, Barbara Sibbald, Canadian Medical Association Jounal, February 22, 2000
Rewarding randonneur requires rigorous regime, Todd Litman &Suzanne Kort, Times-Colonist, July 15, 2000
Marathon Manitoba cyclist plans 7,200-kilometre ride, Kamloops Daily News, Jul 4, 2001
Cultivating a passion for two-wheel rambles, Kryn Zedel, Times-Colonist, July 5, 2001
A cycling challenge with a difference: Randonneuring, Yvonne Blomer, Times-Colonist, July 14, 2001
Randonneuring by Silas White Entry in the Encyclopedia of British Columbia, 2001? *
The Long and Short of Life on Two Wheels by Harry Vandervlist, Coast Magazine, 2001 *
Kok completes 1,200-km ride, Dana Graham, Alaska Highway News, July 31. 2002
Launch your New Year with 100K ride, Yvonne Blomer, Times-Colonist, December 28, 2002
Ah, to be in Paris on a cycling tour, Yvonne Blomer, Times-Colonist, September 20, 2003
Ultra-marathon cyclists crazy, but dedicated bunch, Tracy Watson, Kamloops Daily News, Jul 16, 2004
Q&A with Ken "Iron Butt" Bonner, Mike Dayton, American Randonneur, November 2005 *
Momentum People: Danelle Laidlaw, Paul Grant, Momentum Magazine, December 2005/January 2006 *
Why We Run: Ken Bonner, Louise Hodgson-Jones, Impact Magazine, March/April 2006 *
Cyclists Push the Limit, by Kristen Odland, Impact Magazine, May/June 2006 *
Cyclist captures distance record, by Erin Kelley-Gedischk, Oak Bay News, Jan 10 2007 *
les RM President's Message (excerpt) by Hans Dusink, from the pre-PBP 07 booklet, page 54, posted here Feb 8, 2007 *
British Columbia by Cheryl Lynch, from the pre-PBP 07 booklet, page 59, posted here Feb 8, 2007 *
They're in it for the long, long ride by Tom Berridge, Burnaby Now, August 18, 2007*
Cyclists forego sleep for marathon in France by Joanne Penhale, Peninsula News Review, Aug 22, 2007*
The New VanIsle 1200k by Lawrence Midura, Checkpoint - The endurance cyclist's magazine, No. 30, Summer 2006/07 (Australia) *
Wife's disease pushes cyclist across America by Katie Robinson, Chilliwack Progress, August 10, 2009 *