Castlegar cheers for Clara

A group of locals makes sure to let Olympian know they're with her in spirit

Clara Hughes acknowledges well-wishers as she speeds by on Highway 3A.

Clara Hughes acknowledges well-wishers as she speeds by on Highway 3A.

A small and steadily growing group was in position in lots of time Saturday, May 24 for the sighting of Multi-medal winning Canadian athlete Clara Hughes.

The stellar competitor whom has been decorated in summer and winter Olympic games (cyciing and speedskating).

Hughes is involved inĀ  a 110-day national bicycle trip covering 12,000 km. She’ll visit 95 communities along the way, promoting heightened awareness of mental health issues.

Saturday’s leg took Clara from Grand Forks to Nelson.

Pictured below, Clara (L) pedals through Thrums with cycling companions.