- 18th Jun 2017
Saddleworth Clarion Turnpike Challenge in aid of Prostate Cancer
As reported in the Saddleworth News Turnpike Challenge 2016
Each year prostate cancer claimed the lives of over 10,000 men in the UK and, according to Cancer Research UK, it is the second most common cause of cancer death in men. Prostate Cancer UK is at the forefront of the battle against this illness and two established and popular Saddleworth clubs have teamed up to create an enjoyable and challenging cycle event to raise funds for this worthwhile cause.
Saddleworth Rotary Club and Saddleworth Clarion Cycling Club have created ‘The Saddleworth Turnpike Challenge’ which will take part on Father’s Day. It is a 25 mile loop that starts at the Diggle Band Club, Diggle and travels towards Huddersfield before returning to Diggle via the A62.
The event was the brain child of Jon Stocker of the Rotary Club. Jon said: “Rotary Clubs across the UK are putting on events to raise both awareness and funds to fight Prostate Cancer. So if you fancy doing something a little different on Fathers Day why not sign up yourself and other budding cyclists in your family to do the ‘Turnpike Challenge’.”
Chris Moreman from the Clarion said: “we are really excited to be working with the Rotary Club to put on such a worthwhile event. We want as many people as possible to enjoy this inaugural sportive. We hope to continue this event for some years to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK and other worthwhile charities.”