Montrose Rotary Club to get on bikes to beat cancer

Rotarians Hamish Watt (club president) and Clare Inglis preparing for the off.
Rotarians Hamish Watt (club president) and Clare Inglis preparing for the off.

Montrose Rotary Club are to hold a ‘Bike Ride For Life’ in aid of Prostate Cancer research (Prostate Scotland), on Sunday, June 21 (Father’s Day).

The cost is £5 per adult (16 & over) with under 16s free, although they must be accompanied by an adult.

Two routes both start from Montrose Sports Centre at noon, assemble at 11.30am.

Route 1. For junior and families with younger children. The route is over cycle paths and quiet roads past Charleton, finishing over the Kinnaber Viaduct. Distance approx 6 Km.

Route 2. For more experienced riders. Also over cycle paths and quiet roads, via Craig Road Ferryden and Balkiellie to Lunan Bay (car park), returning via Usan Road finishing back at Academy Square. Distance approx. 20 Km.

Application and sponsorship forms are available from: Watts Legal Practice, 55 High Street; and Van Werninck Studio, 143 Murray Street.

There will be marshals on routes. All riders will receive a Completion Certificate and Medal.

Rotary president Hamish Watt said “The Montrose Rotary Bike Ride For Life is for everyone – young and old, anyone who can, or did, ride a bike”.

The battle against prostate cancer must be sustained and a move by Rotary clubs to help conquer the disease needs support from the general public as a whole.

Rotary’s Father’s Day biking event has already been described as a “brilliant” way of raising awareness of the disease by Adam Gaines, director of Prostate Scotland.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in Scotland.

And Rotary Ride 2015 is raising awareness of prostate cancer, and raising funds to tackle the condition.