Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer affecting men, and the Rotary Ride for Prostate Cancer is a programme of Rotary Great Britain and Ireland designed to raise money for Prostate Cancer charities .
Bangor Rotary’s first contribution to the programme this year was a static Ride in Bloomfield Shopping Centre on 9 September, where the Mayor, Cllr Jennifer Gilmour, was an enthusiastic pedaller. The Ride raised some hundreds of ££ for Cancer Focus NI.
The club’s second effort was an outdoor Ride around North Down. Deputy Mayor, Cllr Hannah Irwin, and other well wishers, saw the cyclists depart from the McKee Clock at 9 am on Sat 23 Sept.
The fitter cyclists, led by Achim Gloger of the Cycle Campaign Group, toured Groomsport, Donaghadee, and the local countryside, covering 30 km in all.
The remaining cyclists pedalled more directly via Groomsport to Donaghadee where there was a coffee break, and then a return to Bangor.
Good weather blessed the second Ride where, once again, some hundreds of ££ was raised for Prostate Cancer UK.