Rotarians from Haworth and Worth Valley, Keighley and Bradford West Rotary clubs staged a charity cycle challenge, during September 2022, on spinning bikes at https://workouts.co.uk/ with the intention to battle and beat Prostate Cancer, the biggest killer of men in the UK. There were also participants at a local leisure centre, home exercise bike owners and a keen road cyclist.
Ian Park, the President of the Rotary Club of Haworth & Worth Valley, explains: “we’re aware of the suffering of men who are diagnosed with the disease and the impact on their families and friends. However, we also recognise that many men are still able to live full lives because the medical professionals and researchers have devised so many treatments.” The event was part of the nationwide ‘Rotary Ride’ programme that is staged by Rotary Clubs in Great Britain and Ireland https://www.rotarygbi.org/events/rotary-ride/ as their contribution to the fight against the disease.
Paul Royston, the owner of Workouts Gym in Keighley said: “when the Rotarians approached me, I thought it was a great idea and a wonderful way for us to make a contribution to improving men’s health.”
Ian concluded: “it was an enjoyable event, and it looks like a good result for our first try at running a ‘Rotary Ride’.”