RIDER PROFILES

Marc Habgood
Marc HabgoodRetired Staff Sergeant
Marc Habgood joined the Peterborough Lakefield Police Service in 1985. Marc is currently enjoying his retirement after serving the community for more than 30 years.

Marc has been a dedicated supporter of Cops for Cancer since the mid ’90′s and is looking forward to another great year as a member of the Pedal For Hope Cycling Team.

Marc enjoys competing in area triathlons. He has run three marathons: Ottawa twice and Boston. Marc was also part of the National Ironcops team finishing the 2006 Ironman Canada Championship in Penticton, B.C.

Marc is riding with the Pedal For Hope team in support of Nathan and Danielle and in the memory of Graham Clarke.

Marc continues to be motivated by the fight and determination shown by “Cracker”. Marc is very appreciative of the support the team receives from sponsors and the family and special friends battling this terrible disease.

He also is very thankful for the support from his family for allowing the time commitments to support Pedal For Hope!

Keith Calderwood
Keith CalderwoodDetective Constable
Constable Keith Calderwood (Caldsy) has been a member with Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Service and now the Peterborough Police Service since 2004, where he is assigned to Media Relations. Caldsy has been a member of Pedal for Hope since its inaugural season and still counts down the days to the beginning of each ride every year.

Caldsy enjoys spending time with his 2 children Emma and Drew. He is active in their sporting endeavors coaching both of their soccer teams as well as his sons Hockey team.
Caldsy decided to become a member of the Pedal for Hope Cycling team after he lost his dad (Robert) to Cancer in 1995.
The children who fight this fight have made me open my eyes further to this dreadful disease. They are the toughest kids I have ever met.
“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have”

Lindsey Leonard
Lindsey LeonardDetective Constable
Detective Constable Lindsey Leonard has been a police officer with the Peterborough Lakefield Community Police and now the Peterborough Police Service since 2006. Lindsey enjoys sports and is a huge Toronto Maple Leafs fan. Lindsey is excited to be a part of Pedal For Hope.
Dave McNab
Dave McNabRetired Constable
Dave recently retired from the O.P.P after a successful career in policing. He has ridden bicycles for years as a means of keeping fit and for recreation. Dave was thrilled when he was offered the opportunity to join the Pedal for Hope team and put this passion behind finding a cure and treatments for cancer.

Dave has always believed that compassion for others is not enough; we also need to recognize our responsibility and make a positive change in the lives of others. Dave has been thrilled to see such tremendous support from the businesses and individuals in the communities around us.

Pedal for Hope’s success would not be possible without that support. And of course, the children involved are the driving force behind Pedal for Hope. We couldn’t do it without you! See you on the tour.

Gary Pilling
Gary PillingConstable
Gary Pilling has been a police officer with the Peterborough Lakefield Police Service and now the Peterborough Police Service since 1999, where he is assigned to General Uniform Patrol. Gary enjoys playing hockey, golf, baseball and cycling. Gary also enjoys spending time with his wife, Sherrie Lynne and his two children, Nathan, and Breanna.

Gary had the opportunity to become Vice Chair of Cops For Cancer in 2000 and loved the chance to be involved in such a worthy cause. When the Pedal For Hope was born, Gary thought it was a great idea and it would be a new way to reach out to the communities that we have not been able to reach before. It is an awesome feeling to be welcomed into a school and get to interact in such a positive way with the students. Nothing beats the feeling you get when you meet these special friends and get to know them.They are truly an inspiration.

Dan Clark
Dan ClarkConstable
Constable Dan Clark started his policing career as a volunteer with Peterborough OPP Auxiliary in 2004, in 2007 Constable Clark joined the Peterborough County OPP full-time and has been a patrol officer working in Peterborough County since.

Constable Clark had always been involved in sports for fun and fitness. He has always been a supporter of the Pedal For Hope, prior to joining as a full-time rider on the team he was involved and would raise money with his kids at Edmison Heights Public School challenging students to fundraise for a great cause. Now in his 3rd year with the Pedal for Hope team, he rides for Eliza who is currently fighting cancer.

Kyle Lloyd
Kyle LloydConstable
Detective Constable Kyle Lloyd has been a member of the Durham Regional Police Service since 2008, where he was previously assigned to the East Division Community Resource Unit Target Team. Kyle joined the Pedal for Hope in 2016.

Kyle continues to ride with the Pedal for Hope Team despite leaving his previous assignment as he has been impressed by the positive peer pressure displayed by the students at the various schools. In a day and age where self-image can appear to be paramount, these students show courage to shave their heads in support of family members and friends. Kyle would like to thank the other Pedal for Hope Team members for their devotion and enthusiasm to such a worthy cause.

Kyle rides in support of family members (father and brother) who have been successful in fighting their battle with cancer as well as numerous friends and co-workers currently battling the terrible disease. Also, he is riding in memory of the ones that have lost their battle.

Scott Gordon
Scott GordonActing Sergeant
Scott ‘Scooter’ Gordon began his policing career in 1998 when he was hired by the DRPS as a civilian. After 2 short years, Durham regional Police Service offered him the opportunity to work as a police officer . Scooter is currently assigned to East Division as an acting Sergeant.

Scooter is always excited to be a part of the Pedal For Hope team.

In his spare time Scooter enjoys time on the golf course, playing baseball and watching his son play golf and hockey.

Scooter has a very supportive family in his wife Amanda and his son Darroch.

Elaine Duguay
Elaine DuguayConstable
Elaine has been a police officer with the Durham Regional Police Service since 2002 and is currently assigned to the Community Resource Unit as a School Liaison Officer.

Elaine became involved with Pedal for Hope as a guest in 2014 and 2015 and became a full time member of the team in 2016. Elaine rides for Adam and Shyann and it is their strength that fuels her passion and commitment to the Pedal For Hope tour each year.

In her spare time when not cycling or policing in the schools, Elaine loves to be active, she spends her free time creating art and being ‘goofy’ with her daughters Zoe and Layla.

Elaine always rides in memory of their Bubbie, Cheri who is greatly missed.

Travis Mercer
Travis MercerConstable
Travis began his policing career in 2002 when he was hired by the Peel Regional Police Service. After two short years he applied to Durham Regional Police and was hired in April of 2004. Travis is currently assigned to the Durham Regional Police East Division CRU office serving as a School Liaison Officer.

Travis joined the Pedal for Hope team in 2015 alongside his co-workers from Durham Police. Travis enjoys spending time watching and participating with his two children in various sports that include hockey, golf, soccer, skiing and swimming just to name a few. Travis also enjoys long walks on the beach under a moonlit sky, reading science fiction novels and sitting on the dock in the early morning with a warm cup of coffee listening to the waves crash onto the shore.
Travis rides in support of all the children fighting cancer and would like to thank all the students who support the ride with their generous donations and smiling faces.

Steve Lawson
Steve LawsonRetired Staff Sergeant
Staff Sergeant Steve Lawson began his career with the Durham Regional Police in 1989 and retired in 2020. Steve is an avid cyclist and team member of the Durham Regional Police National Police Memorial cycling team and has led the team for several years. He has participated in the Ride to Conquer Cancer (Princess Margaret Hospital) event for 9 years after his wife Lisa was diagnosed with cancer and tragically lost her battle seven years ago. He has made it a goal in life to help find a cure and assist those battling cancer. No one, especially a child, should ever have to battle this disease.

In 2016 he was fortunate and honoured to become a member of the Pedal for Hope team and found that the energy the kids provide during these events as well as their compassionate dedication to helping raise funds was incredibly inspiring.

Steve enjoys spending time with his son Luke, as well as biking, kayaking, hiking, skiing, travelling and other healthy activities.

Bryan Noble
Bryan NobleSpecial Constable
Bryan was sworn in as a GO Transit/Metrolinx Special Constable in 2011 after spending 7 years as a surveillance operator in the casino industry. As an active member of the GO Transit/Metrolinx Security Division, he is one of only a handful of officers annually selected to join the Bike Patrol Unit during the summer months. Currently, he has been seconded to the Intelligence & Investigations Unit.

Bryan spends his free time riding for fitness and rides in many charity rides and granfondos across Ontario. For the past 4 years, Bryan has participated in the Canada Police Memorial Ride to Remember. The “Ride” is a 750 kilometre memorial bike tour that travels from the Ontario Police College in Aylmer to Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

Bryan was honoured to become involved with Pedal for Hope as a guest in 2018 and was excited to ride again in 2019. He is always in awe of the support and enthusiasm shown by the kids that raise funds and participate in these school events.

Bryan rides for Riley, who has been fighting Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia since 2016 and will complete his chemotherapy this fall. Bryan also rides for his father, who beat cancer, in memory of his uncle who lost his battle with the disease in 2013, and members of his extended family currently affected by cancer.

You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.

Robert Nesta Marley

FUNDRAISING

Children at participating schools contribute to fundraising efforts through a variety of events

RESEARCH

Monies raised by Pedal for Hope are going directly to pediatric cancer research.

EDUCATION

Teaching kids about other kids who are just like them but who are  living with cancer.

HOPE

Pedal for Hope helps children with cancer know that they are not alone in their fight.

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Pedal For Hope is a three week cycling tour delivering a message about kids living with cancer and supporting Pediatric Cancer Research.

In 2005, the Peterborough Chapter of Cops for Cancer took on a new identity. The Pedal for Hope Cycling Team was born and local children fighting cancer had a new support team behind them! Local police personnel, a retired N.H.L. hockey player and a great crew of support personnel have been dedicating time to this worthy cause. Starting in late April, the Pedal for Hope team cycles throughout Central Ontario visiting approximately 50 local schools delivering a message about kids living with cancer and raises funds for pediatric cancer research. As of now, Pedal for Hope has raised over $4 million dollars for pediatric cancer research.

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