In a spin for prostate cancer fundraiser

Angela Simpson, Moyra Millar and Rhona Petrie of the Kirriemuir Dental Practice take up the challenge.
Angela Simpson, Moyra Millar and Rhona Petrie of the Kirriemuir Dental Practice take up the challenge.

The Rotary Club of Kirriemuir has organised a major cycling initiative which culminates on Sunday with a family event at Glamis Castle.

Members have placed static bikes in the Kirriemuir Dental Practice and Webster’s Leisure Centre and have invited to public to start pedaling for the prostate cancer charity.

Angela Simpson, the Kirriemuir practice manager, said: “When we heard about this initiative the staff all agreed we should do something different.

“We are having a static bike for a week to challenge our staff and visitors to ride for two minutes to see how far they can travel, without leaving the reception area!

“I also hope they can make a donation to Prostate Scotland. We will also be handing out information leaflets. This terrible disease, only contracted by men, can affect all the family and friends and we want to help the best we can. “Many of us know someone who has been diagnosed and more and more seem to be surviving showing the investment being made in research is working well.”

Grant Donaldson, manager at the Kirriemuir Leisure Centre, said” “Our bike spin classes are extremely popular and we know that people really enjoy cycling.

“I expect a lot of our customers to have a go and donate money to this charity. We are very pleased to be involved and will assist anyone wanting help. I would encourage the public just to drop in and see us and have a go.”

The Rotary is also having a static bike at the Leisure Centre with the same challenge. Two bikes will also appear at the Cooperative in the Roods on Saturday (June 18) and Rotarians will give out information and inform men about the symptoms they need to look for.

The Rotary Club of Kirriemuir is also holding a family cycle ride at Glamis Castle on Sunday from 10am until 5pm. There will be entertainment, music, picnics, other voluntary organisations promoting themselves, free refreshments for cyclists and a two miles track around the tarmac and gravel roads of the estate, going through the famous arboretum and around the walled gardens.