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Port Hardy time dashed by cyclist
by Carla Wilson
Times Colonist, June 21, 1994, p. 1

VICTORIA, B.C. -- Oak Bay cyclist Ken Bonner has continued a streak by beating his own record for riding from Victoria to Port Hardy and back. Bonner, 51, also beat the Ultra-Marathon Cycling Association record - which he established last year - finishing the 1,000- kilometre ride this weekend in 41 hours and 22 minutes. The current association record that Bonner set for that distance is 42:56. This is the third year in a row Bonner has improved his time in the rigorous feat He rolled away from Victoria city hall at 3 a.m. Saturday and returned Sunday evening, handily beating last year's record. "He's feeling great. He's looking really good," said supporter John Crouch shortly after Bonner arrived back in Victoria. Bonner was accompanied along his route by four supporters in vehicles, including Crouch. The cyclist arrived in Port Hardy around 10:30 p.m. Saturday after riding through rough weather. After a 40-minute stop in Port Hardy, Bonner headed south again. On the way back, the weather improved, with a helpful tail wind. Bonner's goal next year is to try to break the Trans-Canada cycling record of 13 days and nine hours.