Registration is now open for this year’s Rotary Dorset Bike Ride in aid of Cancer Research UK.
The event takes place on Sunday, September 8th, starting from Longthorns Campsite near Wareham.
Now in its eighth year, 2018 saw over 730 riders from across Dorset and southern England raise nearly £50,000 for the cancer charity.
Organisers are hoping to beat both the number of riders and the amount raised, to top over £300,000 in total since the event started in 2012.
There is an amazing sense of wanting to do something to help find cures for the many different types of cancer.”
Entrants can choose from eight different routes varying from 10 miles to 108 miles through the beautiful Dorset countryside.
The event, which starts and finishes at Longthorns Campsite near Wareham, caters for families as well as for the more experienced cyclist.
Included in the nominal registration fee is free car parking, free food stations around the route and free massages at the finish point.
Feedback from riders is always very positive, with plenty of marshals and full route marking.
Richard Burnett from Westbourne Rotary, organiser of the 2019 event said that many of the riders bring their own personal stories of family members or friends who have fallen ill with cancer.
He said: “There is an amazing sense of wanting to do something to help find cures for the many different types of cancer.
“We’re looking forward to another successful year. We are optimistic that we can raise around £50,000 again this year, thanks to the support of the hundreds of cyclists who come along to take part in the event. “
Cancer Research UK is at the forefront of helping to find new cures for cancer.
Those taking part in the 2019 Rotary Dorset Bike Ride will be helping to push the research boundaries once again so that increase survival rates can be increased beyond the current 50% over 10 years.