MEMBERS of the public were put to the test at the ‘Rotary Ride’ event in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre last Saturday.
The aim was to see how many metres they could get under their wheels on a five minute static bike challenge in a big hearted bid to raise vital money to combat prostate cancer.
It was all organised by Redditch’s Rotary clubs, helped by staff from PureGym with members recording results, handing out literature, and collecting money for Prostate Cancer UK – and having a go themselves.
The event saw some impressive distances covered including 10-year old Olivier Siwek who covered 4.3km in the time allowed, but the star of the day was Mark Southall who clocked up 4.6 km – an average speed of 55.2km/hour – which PureGym’s trainers could only manage on their second attempt!
John Scott, President of the Rotary Club of Redditch Kingfisher thanked shoppers for their support, part of a wider initiative by Rotary clubs across the UK.
Prostate cancer claims the lives of 30 men a day in UK and Ireland and, on average, men in their 50s should be getting checked out for any warning signs.
For further information, go to: www.prostatcanceruk.org .
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