Macmillan Cancer Support has launched its annual appeal for cyclists to take part in this year’s Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride that takes place on Sunday 6 July.
Former England cricket captain and event supporter David Gower joined official sponsors Sunseeker International on board their newest 155 yacht. “Not only has the Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride raised thousands of pounds for people with cancer, but it is a healthy way for those who take part to have fun and enjoy the countryside”, said David, “I have been pleased to support the event for a few years now, both on the bike and off.”
Sunseekers International’s Operations Director Wayne Moore is taking part in the ride again this year. Wayne said “We hope to have a large number of Sunseeker employees and their families taking part in Dorset’s pre-eminent bike ride. The whole day is superbly organised and allows riders to see some great areas of the Dorset countryside while raising money for a very worthy cause”.
This year’s event offers 5 circular courses. The 25 mile ride through Charborough Park, the 38, 48, 60 mile rides and of course the challenging Macmillan Dorset 100 miles.
Ride Organiser Peter Smith-Nicholls said “After having just celebrated our first quarter century, this was a great way to start another 25 years of raising funds for Macmillan. With people living longer, sadly the incidence of cancer rises, and with more than 30,000 people living with cancer in Dorset the need for support becomes greater.”
Cyclists can now enter on line and reserve their 2014 cycling jersey at www.macmillanbikeride.co.uk or call 01202 601705 for entry forms.