Prostate Cancer UK To Benefit From a Great New Event
Last year prostate cancer claimed the lives of over 10,000 men in the UK and, according to Cancer Research UK, it is the second most common cause of cancer death in men. Prostate Cancer UK is at the forefront of the battle against this illness and two established and popular Saddleworth clubs have teamed up to create an enjoyable and challenging cycle event to raise funds for this worthwhile cause.
Saddleworth Rotary Club and Saddleworth Clarion Cycling Club have created The Saddleworth Turnpike Challenge which will take part on Father’s Day, (21st June). It is a 25 mile loop that starts at the Diggle Band Club, Diggle and travels towards Huddersfield before returning to Diggle via the A62.
The event will have refreshments, roaming cyclists to look out for you all as well as mechanical support from our partner, Cycle Tech Oldham.
The event was the brain child of Jon Stocker of the Rotary Club. Jon said “Rotary Clubs across the UK are putting on events to raise both awareness and funds to fight Prostate Cancer. So if you fancy doing something a little different on Fathers Day why not sign up yourself and other budding cyclists in your family to do the “Turnpike Challenge”. “
Chris Moreman from the Clarion said “we are really excited to be working with the Rotary Club to put on such a worthwhile event. We want as many people as possible to enjoy this inaugural sportive. We hope to continue this event for some years to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK and other worthwhile charities.”
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Entering the event could not be easier. Search for Turnpike Challenge on British Cycling’s web site (www.britishcycling.org.uk) and enter online or download an entry form and send it in. You can also turn up on the day and enter on the line.
It could not be simpler!
So get on your bikes and come along for a wonderful and challenging ride around our stunning countryside.
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