‘On yer bike,’ says Rotary

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Arbroath Rotary Club’s own Bradley Wiggins ‘look-a-likes’ will be donning lycra and getting back in the saddle for a Father’s Day jaunt to support the fight against prostate cancer.

On Sunday (June 21) Arbroath Rotarians will be taking part in the sponsored Rotary Bike Ride 2015 for Cancer Research, which is a national initiative organised by Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland.

They will cycle from the West Links in Arbroath to Carnoustie where they will join forces with Monifieth Rotarians and proceed to Monifieth.

Arbroath Rotary president-elect David Miller, who is taking part on Sunday. said: “There is a real need to support prostate cancer research so our club, ably assisted by some Arbroath Rotaract members and other cycling associates, will take part and contribute to this extremely worthwhile cause.

“Local well-wishers and friends can come along and give the Arbroath team a great send off from Kerr’s Miniature Railway at Arbroath’s West Links on Sunday at 10.15am.”

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in males in Scotland with one in 11 men likely to develop it.

Unfortunately projections by NHS Scotland show that the incidence of prostate cancer is likely to increase by 50 per cent over the current decade to 2020.

It has been estimated that one man dies every hour from prostate cancer; however despite it being so common, prostate cancer is not well known and too seldom talked about.