Hundreds of cyclists got on their bikes in the Scottish Borders
and Dumfries & Galloway yesterday (Sunday 4 September) for The
Prostate Cancer Charity's Tour Ride, raising thousands of pounds
for the most common cancer in men in the process.
More than 350 riders signed up for Scotland's inaugural Tour Ride,
experiencing part of the official Tour of Britain route ahead of
the professionals on 11 September.
Riders were bathed in sunshine as they gathered from around the
country to take part in the event. Participants who took on the
70km Challenge Ride's circular route were joined at the finish line
in Dumfries by fellow participants who took on the 170km Pro Ride
route, which began in Peebles.
Among those completing the event were the Dumfries trio Euan
Grierson, Alan Hope and Scott Graham, and "The Kelso Wheelers":
Mike Burgher, Donald Richardson, David Burgher, Simon Gaunt, Kenny
Wilson & Rob Ure (photos attached).
Yesterday's ride was the third of this summer's Tour Rides after
successful events were staged in East Anglia and Wales.
Speaking from the finish line in Dumfries, Katie Robbins, Tour
of Britain Project Manager at The Prostate Cancer Charity, said:
"It was fantastic to see so many people taking to their bikes to
raise funds for such an important cause. It's been exciting to
bring a Tour Ride to Scotland for the first time and the local
people have really embraced the event with enthusiasm.
"A huge thank you to all the riders who took part today, and
family and friends that came along to cheer them on. Please keep
your sponsorship money coming in - it's not too late to show the
Charity your support and there are great incentives
Following today's event, there are further Tour Rides taking place
in London and Stoke-on-Trent to raise funds to help The Prostate
Cancer Charity fight the most common cancer in men in the
For further information, please visit www.tourride.co.uk