700 cyclists took to their saddles in Exmouth on Saturday (18th August) for the first independent cycle challenge organised by Prostate Cancer UK, raising what could be a six figure sum for the charity.
Riders gathered from around the country to take part in the 100km or 100mile cycle ride, experiencing stunning views and scenery along the Jurassic coastline. They are expected to raise more than £100,000 to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life.
Speaking from the finish line, Andy Sallnow, sporting events manager at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “We’re so grateful for the support our riders have shown and a huge congratulations go to them for conquering the hills in such hot weather! It’s vital we continue to support men, provide information and fund research into the disease. It’s events like these that help us do that.
“It’s clear that passion for cycling runs incredibly deeply in Devon, and we would like to extend a huge thank you to the local community, our volunteers and sponsors, who helped make the Wiggle Jurassic Classic such a great success.”
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men in the UK. Over 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year. Every hour one man dies from prostate cancer. Anyone concerned about prostate cancer can call Prostate Cancer UK's confidential Helpline on 0800 074 8383 or visit or visit www.prostatecanceruk.org.