When the Eau de Hell Week marathon cycling series returned to the Cowichan Valley in late May, seven cyclists were able to complete the full 1,500-kilometre Eau de Hell Week series.
Eric Fergusson completed his sixth Eau de Hell Week series — four “brevets,” or marathon rides, that began and ended in Chemainus — in a cumulative time of 68:59. He was followed closely by series founder Ken Bonner, 70, of Victoria, who was also completing his sixth series and had a cumulative time of 69:08. Yutaka Moriwaki of Japan finished his first series in 70:15, while Henk Bouhuyzen completed his fourth series with a cumulative time of 76:06. David King completed his first series with a time of 77:29, while David Robertson had a time of 78:14 in his first series, and Eric Guillemot finished his first Eau de Hell Week series in 79:14. Alex Pope received an honourable mention for completing three circuits for a total of 900 kilometers.
Twenty cyclists completed the 200-kilometre Tour of the Cowichan Valley, while 17 finished the 300-kilometre Coast2Coast. Nine people completed the 400-kilometre Lost But Not Forgotten circuit, and eight finished the 600-kilometre Ukee Pokee.