Dinner planned for injured mountain biker

Friends of a Nanaimo mountain biker who broke his neck while riding trails in Kamloops recently are planning a fundraiser to help him out.

Friends of a Nanaimo mountain biker who broke his neck while riding trails in Kamloops recently are planning a fundraiser to help him out.

Peter Isherwood, 34, is recovering from his injuries in the G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre in Vancouver, where he is fighting to regain mobility in his arms and legs.

His rehabilitation will likely take at least six months or longer and his friends and family hope to raise enough money to ensure Isherwood does not worry about finances while he recovers. His common-law partner, T.J. Bickerton, has moved to Vancouver to be with him throughout the rehabilitation process.

A fundraising dinner takes place at Simonholt Food and Drink on Applecross Road on Wednesday June 8 starting at 5 p.m.

There will be a silent auction, with everything from a $3,300 bike to CDs, and two dinner options: a beer and burger for $30 or steak and wine for $50.

For more information, please go to the What’s Happening With Pete Facebook page.

A donation account has also been set up for Isherwood through TD Canada Trust, account #9228-6325326.