Why You Should Be Cycling To The Moon In Awareness Of Prostate Cancer
In order to help tackle prostate cancer you can hop on your bicycle or motorbike to raise money and awareness to save a dad for an important cause! #SaveADad #CycleToTheMoon
This year Tackle Prostate Cancer have launched their 2019 campaign of cycling or biking to the moon in order to fight prostate cancer which is now a bigger killer than breast cancer, and is now the third highest cancer killer in the UK.
The charity are encouraging all keen cyclists and motorcyclists to hop on their two-wheeled vehicles and collectively help ride the 250,000 miles to the moon with a target of £1 per mile being donated.
Whether you fancy taking your motorbike out for a spin, seeing the sighs on your mountain bike or hopping on the cycling machine at the gym you can get involved in the Cycle to the Moon, Save a Dad campaign.
The campaign will aim to raise awareness and encourage men at risk of prostate cancer to get tests and earlier diagnosis. The cancer is the most common cancer in men with over 47,000 men diagnosed each year and nearly 12,000 deaths, that's one every 45 minutes.
Cycle to the Moon ambassador, vocal coach and TV presenter David Grant, said: "Prostate cancer does not care who it affects or the devastation it causes to patients and their families. It's a cause close to my heart as my cousin was diagnosed, so I want to urge you to make a difference and get on your bikes and clock up some miles.
One man dying every 45 minutes is a startling figure and we all need to do what we can to reduce mortality figures. This is a chance for members of the public to fight this cancer. The event is open to all ages regardless of abilities; it is designed as a fun and healthy activity whilst at the same time raising funds for Tackle Prostate Cancer."
Regardless of your ability or age this fun and healthy activity is for a great cause to raise funds on behalf of Tackle Prostate Cancer and see how you can get involved and help below.
If you are feeling in a charitable mood then you can track the Essex men who are cycling to Tokyo from London for Men's mental health charity, Movember.