Shockingly, 1 in 8 men in the UK will get Prostate Cancer. Caught early it's a very treatable disease. But men's reluctance to seek help can often delay diagnosis.
Our Provost, Jim Todd has been a long time supporter of Prostate Cancer UK, encouraging men to discard any embarrassment or fears, become aware of symptoms, and come forward for vital but simple checks when they should. He led East Ayrshire's first hugely successful Ride for Dad from Kilmarnock to Cumnock in 2013 with over 100 bikers sporting blue beards and proclaiming their willingness to talk about and seek help with prostate concerns.
Provost Todd will again take his beloved Triumph and lead up to 200 bikers on an awareness raising "Ride for Dad" covering a route through East Ayrshire towns and villages to promote the cause and show men it needn’t be embarrassing to care about prostate health.
All profits from the day will go to Prostate Cancer UK.
When is it?
Sunday 5 August 2018
Registration and costs
Registration costs £15 per biker and £7 for pillions. This includes free refreshments at the start and en-route, a special commemorative pack, including an exclusive 2018 Ride for Dad t-shirt, pin badge and vouchers. If you'd like to order additional t-shirts, they're available to buy in adult and child sizes too.
The event is limited to 200 bikers. There are two ways in which you can register:
Book early to secure your place. Closing date for registration is Friday 27 July 2018.
Download a map of the route
How to raise funds
There are three ways in which you can raise funds:
All donations will go direct to the charity.
Organising Ride for Dad has only been possible with the generous help of our sponsors and supporters:
- RGM Music, Nelson Street Kilmarnock, have generously donated a wonderful Tanglewood guitar to be raffled for the cause. Every entrant to Ride for Dad 2018 will also receive a discount voucher to spend in their shop
- Fergusons Bakery, Glencairn Square, Kilmarnock have donated fresh rolls and fancies for riders to enjoy during the route
- Servest Food Co caterers at Dean Castle Country Park are providing discount vouchers for riders at their visitor centre cafe at the end of the ride
- Rainbow Ink of Kilmarnock are printing the ride t-shirts
A message from Prostate Cancer UK
"Prostate CancerUK has a simple ambition: to stop men being killed by prostate cancer, so more dads, brothers, husbands, sons and mates can live longer, spending more time with the people they love, free from the fear of prostate cancer.Through shifting the science to focus on radical improvements in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and support, we will stop prostate cancer being a killer. We fund research into new and improved tests, and better, targeted treatments without life-changing side-effects. We work to make sure everyone knows the facts about prostate cancer. We’re here for anyone who needs support. And we’re working to understand more about how the disease starts, grows and develops so we can stop it in its tracks. For more information visit prostatecanceruk.org or to speak to Specialist Nurses call 0800 074 8383
Prostate Cancer UK is a registered charity in England and Wales (1005541) and in Scotland (SC039332). Registered company 02653887