Eau de Hell Week cyclists make their way along Haslam Road in Yellow Point as part of the marathon cycling series.

Seven cyclists complete Eau de Hell series

Seven people cycled 1,500 kilometres in the Eau de Hell Week marathon cycling series, which started and ended in Chemainus.

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.