Fundraisers say ‘on your bike’ to prostate cancer

Tracy Mclaren, Tony Meeson, Ken Ure and Andrew Whiteley.
Tracy Mclaren, Tony Meeson, Ken Ure and Andrew Whiteley.

People in Rugby are invited to saddle up on Father’s Day to raise money for men with prostate cancer.

The Rotary Club of Rugby Saturday Breakfast says ‘On Your Bike’ to the disease on the weekend of June 18-19 as part of Rotary Ride.

With prostate cancer claiming the lives of up to 30 men each day in the UK and Ireland, it’s one of the most common male-specific illnesses in the country, and the second biggest killer after lung cancer.

The Rotary Club of Rugby Saturday Breakfast is urging members of the public to support their ‘Static Bike Ride’ event at the Clock Towers, Rugby, between 10am and 3pm on June 18.

Ken Ure, president elect of the Rotary Club, said: “Of course it’s not just fathers who are affected by this deadly disease, it is friends, brothers, sons or even your neighbour.

“Prostate cancer, despite being so common, is not well known about and too seldom talked about.

“Too few men know about the prostate, nor about the symptoms of prostate cancer and the disease.

“That’s why we’re holding this static ride in Rugby to help support those affected by prostate cancer, and we felt Father’s Day weekend was a great time to raise money and awareness for this charity.”

The event is taking place in conjunction with Tracy McLaren and her team at Anytime Fitness who will be supplying the bike, all to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

This Rotary Ride, actual or static, 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 250,000 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.

If you want to support the fundraiser, donate by dropping by on the day or visiting the JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/RCRSB-ProstateUK