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Thousands raised for prostate cancer charities by Rotary cycling events

Thousands raised for prostate cancer charities by Rotary cycling events

The efforts of multiple Rotary clubs across Great Britain & Ireland ensured communities were united in raising money by getting on their bikes.

Rotary Ride is one of Rotary Great Britain & Ireland’s most important annual events and Rotarians nationwide ensured that 2023 was another successful year fundraising for prostate cancer charities.

Taking place during September, communities were invited by their local Rotary clubs to take part in cycling events to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer.

So far, over £15,000 has been counted in Rotary Ride earnings that is being distributed to Prostate Cancer UK, Prostate Scotland, Prostate Cymru, Irish Cancer Society and other local prostate cancer charities.

This means, since the event started in 2014, over £60,000 towards prostate cancer research and education, on top of handing out thousands of informative leaflets on prostate cancer.

From getting together to tackle tough routes over tough terrain to taking part in a static ride at a local shop, there were multiple ways people could take part in Rotary Ride.

Take a look at some of the Rotary clubs who took part in this year’s event to raise money for prostate cancer.

Bangor Rotary Club

As well as a static ride at Bloomfield Shopping Centre, Bangor Rotary led two different groups of enthusiastic cyclists on two routes across Bangor, Northern Ireland, with the well wishes of Deputy Mayor Hannah Irwin.


The Rotary Club of the Deepings

The Peterborough-based Rotary club held a static ride outside their local Tesco to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

Rotary Club of Montrose

Despite poor weather, Montrose Rotary Club’s Rotary Ride event was a great success, seeing over 40 participants of all ages show up to take part in the three routes available across Angus, Scotland.

Rotary Club of Bexhill

The staff of Tesco in Ravenside, Bexhill welcomed members of Bexhill Rotary as they attempted to cycle the distance from London to Paris over three static bikes – a target they actually exceeded! There was also a second challenge for the general public to see who could cycle the furthest in 5 minutes.

Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard

Members of Helston-Lizard Rotary took on the the Bissoe Trail, a 22-mile coast to coast cycle trail across Cornwall, and had a great day of fellowship and fun along the way.

Peebles Rotary Club & Innerleithen,Walkerburn and Traquair Rotary

The two Scottish Rotary clubs took to their bikes for a 50-mile cycle across beautiful Scottish countryside . The ride was completed in 4 and a half hours and raised vital funds for Prostate Scotland.

Rotary Club of Arbroath

Members of Arbroath Rotary cycled the 22 mile route to Monifieth, Scotland, to reach their local Rotary club and raise hundreds for Prostate Scotland.

Rotary Club of Mid Wirral

The members of Mid Wirral Rotary wanted a challenge for 2023’s edition of Rotary Ride so decided to take on the Lakes and Dales Loop – a 197 mile circuit of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales including a total of 16,000 feet of climbing.

Rotary Club of Rugby

Outside the ASDA supermarket in Rugby town centre, Rugby Rotary Club members took turns on the static bike as well as handing out prostate cancer information leaflets.

Bridgwater Rotary Club

Down in Somerset, 35 participated in Bridgwater Rotary’s static ride, racking up 263 miles in 8 hours and raising money for Somerset Prostate Support Association.

Rotary Club of Upper Eden

Over seventy cyclists took part in Upper Eden Rotary’s second annual Charity Fun Bike Ride raising money for Prostate Cancer UK. Participants were able to take in the natural beauty of the Upper Eden Valley and Westmorland Dales countryside while they cycled.