On your bike to fight prostate cancer

Fathers Day weekend was chosen for people to spend quality time together while raising money and awareness for prostate cancer.

Fathers Day weekend was chosen for people to spend quality time together while raising money and awareness for prostate cancer.

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The Rotary Club of Kirriemuir has organised a major fundraiser for Father’s Day in a bid to help the fight against prostate cancer.

With nearly one in two men in Scotland affected by prostate disease and one in 11 likely to develop prostate cancer during their lives, it the second biggest killer after lung cancer.

On Sunday, June 19, the club will join many other volunteers throughout the country and have their community event in the grounds of Glamis Castle.

The “Rotary Fun Cycle Ride” will incorporate entertainment, music, picnics, other voluntary organisations promoting themselves, free refreshments for cyclists and a two mile track around the estate. Entry to the grounds will be free to the public that day (usual charges will apply for the castle).

Keith Hopkins of Kirriemuir Rotary Club said: “We hope to attract many organisations and have already booked music, dancers, small competitions and much more. We will have static bikes for the tourists and visitors to have a go on and hopefully we will get donations for the charity. We want to encourage families to come along with their bikes and have a go together.”

“We have asked cycling club members to come to Glamis sometime during the day to support us and there will be free tea and cake but we hope for donations. The Rotary Fun Ride is anytime during the day and we will be ready to start at 10am and finish at 5pm.”

Last year the national event saw over 20,000 riders taking part and raised over £300k of which £40k was in Scotland alone.

If you want to get involved log on to rotaryride.org.uk or if you are interested in this one contact Keith on 0771 505 2718.