The 41-year-old Ontario man who had his bike stolen in Regina last week while on a cross-country cycling vacation received a special gift Thursday morning.
Peter Ledingham, who is from Sudbury Ont., was gifted a new bicycle from Regina-based Dutch Cycle after numerous residents partnered with the business to help the man.
“It’s definitely great to help him out and get him going and I can tell he’s really excited about this,” Dutch Cycle owner Fred Vandelinden explained.
“The new bike is awesome. I had a chance to ride it around the street a little bit and it’s a major upgrade.” Ledingham said.
Ledingham said he wasn’t looking to get a new bike. Instead, he just wanted to get his old bike back which was given to him nearly two decades ago from his father.
However, Ledingham said he’s extremely grateful and said he wants residents to know that the theft has not ruined his image of Regina at all.
“I’ve had a great time here, experienced awesome things and people have been awesome and I just want to let you know that’s what I’m taking away.”
Ledingham left Regina Wednesday and says he will continue his journey east.