Rotary bike ride for prostrate cancer charity

Newton Stewart Rotary Club support prostrate cancer
Newton Stewart Rotary Club support prostrate cancer

Members of Newton Stewart Rotary Club will be donning their lycra again this year in aid of prostrate cancer Scotland.

On Faher’s Day weekend (June 18-19) the annual ‘Rotary Ride’ will set off from the town’s Riverside Car Park, at 12 noon and the cyclists will travel 26 miles via cycle route to Carty, Moss Of Cree Road to Wigtown, Wigtown B733 to Mochrum Park, Mochrum Park to East Knockbrex, East Knockbrex to B7027 Challoch, A714 Challoch and back to the Riverside Car Park.

President Martin Marsh, Newton Stewart Rotary Club, explains: “Of course it’s not just fathers who are affected by this deadly disease, it’s friends, brothers, sons or even your neighbour. That’s why we’re holding this ride in Newton Stewart to help support those affected by prostate cancer, and we felt Father’s Day weekend was a great time for people to spend quality time together while raising money and awareness for charity. It is a chance for members of the public, no matter how young or old, to get on their bikes and join us. We wanted to create an event that members of the public and Rotarians alike could all get involved in - it is sure to be an incredible day.”

Newton Stewart Rotary Club is urging members of the public to join them at Riverside Road Car Park, Newton Stewart to take part in their Rotary Ride to raise money for Prostate Cancer Scotland.

This Rotary Ride is a nationwide event organised by Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, and will help to raise money and awareness of prostate cancer, a disease that currently affects one in eight men during their lifetime, with over 300,000 men in the UK currently living with the disease. Rotary’s national cycling event returns this year bigger and better than ever after an incredible launch last year which saw over 20,000 riders take part from over 250 clubs.

Mark Bishop, Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, commented: “It’s fantastic to see Rotarians helping Prostate Cancer UK raise funds and awareness of a disease, which kills one man every hour in the UK. We wish those taking part all the best with their cycle ride, and most of all to have a great day out.”

If you want to get involved in Rotary Ride 2016, log on to www.rotaryride.org.uk to find your nearest event.