Get on your bike for prostrate cancer

Keith best (left0 and his family are already in training for the charity bike ride
Keith best (left0 and his family are already in training for the charity bike ride

Newton Stewart Rotary Club are organising a charity bike ride to help the battle against prostrate cancer.

Rotarian Keith best told The Galloway gazette: “Rotary across Great Britain and Ireland are attempting to get the general public to a riding event similar to the Race for Life but on bikes. This will flag up the need to support people in our community that face challenged in this area. It is less that two weeks ago that our President Ian Heath lost the fight for his life though this type of cancer so we are trying to organise a fun ride along the old Galloway Milk Race Road Marathon.

“Rotary Ride is a national initiative taking place on Fathers’ Day (21st June) in which Rotary clubs across Great Britain and Ireland will be hosting a range of cycle rides for all ages and abilities. Newton Stewart is inviting members of the community, just like you, to join them and get peddling to raise money for prostate cancer, a disease which affects so many families across the UK and Ireland.

“The aim of the ride is to raise as much money for prostate cancer, through a Fun ride – this is for all abilities. It is an ideal way for amateurs and families to get involved through an event that is fun for all.

We are doing this for local men and that is why we are targeting Fathers’ Day.

Well not only is it a great way to help raise money for prostate cancer, a condition that affects 250,000 men and their families in the UK and Ireland every year and is set to become the most common of all cancers in the UK over the next decade or so, it is also a fantastic way to get involved in your local community through teaming up with your local Newton Stewart Rotary club.

What are the benefits of cycling?

“Cycling is a low impact exercise, which means it is easier on your joints and helps to improve your overall fitness and lose weight in the process. It is also a sociable activity, meaning it’s great to do with friends or encourage your family to join you. It is also a great stress reliever and by regularly cycling it can help to improve your overall well-being.

You can register for the event through Rotarian Allan Marshall or Rotarian John Burns at J and B Print and collect a sponsorship form.

“Join us on the 21st June to pedal together in the sprint against prostate cancer around the old Galloway Milk Race Marathon just 26 miles. All junctions on the route will be marshalled and checked.”