Man on global ride to boost awareness of mental illness has bike stolen

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – A Vancouver teacher riding around the world to raise awareness about mental illness has had his $4,000 bike stolen near Kamloops, B.C.

Michael Schratter left the Focus carbon fibre bike at the roadside while taking a coffee break near the town of Savona and when he went back, the bike was gone.

Although a Good Samaritan gave him another bike, he says he’d like to have the original one, which he’s logged thousands of kilometres on.

Last month, Schratter became the first recipient of the Nancy Hall Public Policy Leadership Award.

The award is named after a mental health advocate whose brother presented it to Schratter in Kelowna.

Schratter’s 40,000 kilometre world journey wraps up in Vancouver Nov. 12th. (CFJC)

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