Get on your bike for End Polio Now
After the massive success of Rotary Ride for the past two years, we are excited to do it all again in 2017. Why not get on your bike and have some fun whilst helping to end polio forever?
Rotary Ride is a national initiative taking place over Father’s Day weekend (17th – 18th June 2017) 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 help Rotary in its fight to eradicate polio worldwide.
The aim of the rides are to raise as much money for End Polio Now, and there will be three types of events that you could organise:
- 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 to help eradicate polio, a crippling and life threatening disease that still affects people – mainly children – in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 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.
If you are a Rotary club looking to register your ride please contact the PR team for login details, and register this here. If you want the latest Rotary Ride updates straight into your inbox then leave your email below and we’ll send you the news as it happens.
Join us on 17th or 18th June to pedal together in the sprint to End Polio Now.