Don your Lycra to combat Prostrate Cancer

| May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

RotaryRideLogoWe’re delighted to announce that this year Rotary will be officially kicking off the Rotary Ride where we invite you to don your Lycra and get on your bike for prostate cancer.

Rotary Ride is a national initiative taking place on Father’s 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. We are inviting members of the public, just like you, to join one of your local clubs at their event 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 rides are to raise awareness of Prostate Cancer and  vitally needed funds for research.

  • Fun ride – this is for all ages and abilities. This is an ideal way for amateurs, families and youngsters to get involved through an event that is fun for all.
  • Enthusiasts – for the more established riders, give yourself a challenge by taking part in a long distance or cross-country ride.
  • Static ride – you don’t have to cycle the length of breadth of the country to take part, in fact you don’t even need to go anywhere. A static ride involves jumping on an exercise bike and is a great way to work as part of a team by taking turns riding to a goal distance.

Why are we doing this?

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 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.

John Laverty, Coordinator Ireland,  sean(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)johnlaverty.co.uk Join us on the 21st June to pedal together in the sprint against prostate cancer

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