Runcorn Rotary Club thanks those that supported their first Get on Your Bike for Prostate Cancer event

Runcorn Rotary Club, in conjunction with Runcorn Cycle Club, Britis Cycling, Halton Borough Council and Halton Sports Partnership, held their first Fun and Fundraising Day for Prostate Cancer at The Heath on Sunday 19th July and would like to thank everyone that supported the event.

The event linked up with Halton Borough Council’s Get Halton Cycling project and had a half mile circuit within the Business Park for families plus Runcorn Rotary Club Town Trail with cycle leaders from Runcorn Cycling Club and British Cycling discovering the town cycle routes with 12, 6 and 3 mile routes.

Rickshaw Ride for Mayor of Halton Cllr Ellen Cargill and Consort with Derek Twigg MP and Ken Tonge of Runcorn Rotary Club

Rickshaw Ride for Mayor of Halton Cllr Ellen Cargill and Consort with Derek Twigg MP and Ken Tonge of Runcorn Rotary Club

Dr Bike was also at The Heath checking bikes over, along with a Get Cycling display from Yorkshire and Runcorn Cycle Museum exhibits.

The Rotary Ride is a nationwide event organised by Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, and will help to raise money and awareness of prostate cancer, a disease that currently affects one in eight men during their lifetime, with over 300,000 men in the UK currently living with the disease.

Karen Tonge MBE from Runcorn Rotary Club explains, “We wanted to create an event that  members of the public and Rotarians alike could all get involved in and with over 20,000 participants signed up so far across England, it is sure to be an incredible project. It is close to us in the club as a Past President Ken Tonge recently had treatment for Prostate Cancer.”

Runcorn Rotary Club along with everyone else who played a part in hosting the event would like to say a massive thank you for your support.