2 Jul 2012
In - Events

Prostate Cancer UK (formerly known as The Prostate Cancer Charity) has unveiled details of the entertainment and activities on offer' at its new cycling event being held next Sunday (8th July) in Exmouth.

Taking its name from the Jurassic coastline it embraces, The Wiggle Jurassic Classic will see 850 plus cyclists pass through some of Devon's most picturesque coastline when it comes to the county on 8th July. 

On the day, cyclists and their supporters will not only be rewarded by the stunning views but also the selection of activities and refreshments available. From bike displays, bouncy castles and climbing walls to live music from local musicians and sports massage therapy, it is set to provide entertainment for all.

Not only that but participants, friends and families can peruse the Wiggle onsite store and watch the Devon County Council Road Show whilst enjoying a variety of hot and cold food, or a drink at Exmouth Rugby club bar. People can register for the cycle ride this weekend in the registration tent at the club, with registrations between 2pm and 6pm on Saturday 7th and from 6am on Sunday 8th July.

Andy Sallnow, Sporting Events Manager at Prostate Cancer UK, said: "This is the first time we have staged our own cycling event in Devon and we are hoping that as many people as possible will join us on the day to take on this exciting challenge and enjoy the entertainment we have planned.

"With over 40,000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer each year in the UK and one man dying every hour, it is our aim to help more men survive and enjoy a better quality of life. This event is set to raise vital funds which will help us provide dedicated support and information to men and their families affected by prostate cancer and will help us fund research to help fight the disease."

Smooth Radio DJ and keen cyclist Mark Goodier is encouraging people to take to two wheels. He said: 'I love Prostate Cancer UK bike rides, they are always fantastic and I am gutted to be missing this one as it's such a spectacular course. I lost my father-in-law to prostate cancer, so I know only too well how important these cycling events are, as they draw attention to and raise funds for a very important cause.'

To sign up, people should visit: www.jurassic-classic.org.uk and for more information contact the cycling team by calling 020 8222 7158 or emailing cycling@prostatecanceruk.org. Both routes cost £28 to take part in (and to register on the day £30), with the 100mile route starting from 7am and 100km from 8am.

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