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Scotiabank announced as Presenting Sponsor, as 10th annual
Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria registration opens


(Victoria, B.C.)  As Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2020, the cycling event will now be called the Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria presented by Scotiabank. Since its inception in 2011, the event has continued to garner interest, with a large surge over the last two years, growing from just over 1,000 riders in 2017 to 2,350 riders this past summer.

“We are so excited to welcome Scotiabank as the presenting sponsor of the Tour in 2020,” says Ryder Hesjedal, Canadian cycling icon and winner of the Giro d’Italia 2012. “Scotiabank’s involvement will enhance the 10th edition of the event, with even more people riding from across Canada.”

Scotiabank is a strong supporter of many sporting events and organizations across Canada and aims to support organizations that are committed to helping young people reach their infinite potential. Young people are our future leaders and Scotiabank’s goal is to help ensure that they have the necessary skills and resources they need to support their success.

“At Scotiabank, investing in our communities has been a focus for over 185 years,” says Sophia Pugh, District Vice President – Vancouver Island at Scotiabank. “Our goal has always been to help create a better life for people in the communities we serve. As presenting sponsor of the 2020 Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria presented by Scotiabank, we look forward to seeing first hand the passion and determination of every rider along the route and through the encouragement of each other.”

To help mark the 10th annual event, the ride will be adding a few more exciting elements to this year, including a new 45km distance.

“The Tour de Victoria continues to grow and welcome new cyclists to the sport by offering a world class cycling experience,” says Tour director and two time Olympian, Seamus McGrath. “We continue on this path by adding a new distance next year. We are very proud to be celebrating 10 years with the event and we encourage cyclists of all ages and abilities to ride with us on August 22nd, 2020.”

Early bird registration is now open, with prices staying in effect until January 15th. Riders will receive a shirt, Endur socks as well as a finisher’s medal. More information can be found at

Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria presented by Scotiabank is produced by Ryders Cycling Society of Canada, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting cycling across the country. The Tour de Victoria caters to cyclists of all ages and abilities with eight different distances: 160km, 140km, 100km, 60km, 45km, 30km, 15km and Ryder’s Kids Ride.



Media contacts:

Seamus McGrath, Director


Tami Tate, Communications Manager