Get on your bike with Kirkcaldy Rotary Club

Rotarians Bill Stewart, Ian Brown, Brian Munro and Kevin Laidlaw. Pic: FPA
Rotarians Bill Stewart, Ian Brown, Brian Munro and Kevin Laidlaw. Pic: FPA
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The Rotary Club of Kirkcaldy has organised a family fun day in Beveridge Park in aid of one of Scotland’s top charities.

The Kirkcaldy Rotary Ride 2015 will centre around Beveridge Park on Father’s Day this Sunday and is looking for locals to get involved to help raise money for Prostate Cancer Scotland.

Rotary Ride 2015 is a brilliant way of raising awareness of prostate cancer

Adam Gaines, director of Prostate Scotland

There will be a sponsored cycle for U18s as well as cycle laps for the U12s and U8s. There will also be a Slow Cycle Race for all to take part in.

As well as the main activity in the park a group of around 25 cyclists will be taking part in the Rotary’s UK-wide Rotary Ride from Cowdenbeath to Burntisland via Beveridge Park and locals are urged to pull on their lycra and join in.

President of the Rotary Club of Kirkcaldy Brian Munro, said: “There’s a lot happening on the day.

“The whole thing is orchestrated by Rotary UK and is running from John O’Groats to Land’s End and every club in our district is doing a relay.

“It’s winding its way through the country and our stretch is Cowdenbeath to Burntisland via Beveridge Park, which is roughly 18 and a bit miles.

Rotarian Ian Brown is a keen cyclist and is hopeful others will join in. “We’re linking up with Rotary Clubs to the north and south via Beveridge Park and, although we don’t expect too many to do the full 18 miles, we hope that maybe a few more will find out it’s on and come in and register.”

Adam Gaines, director of Prostate Scotland, paid tribute to the group saying: “Rotary Ride 2015 is a brilliant way of raising awareness of prostate cancer and raising funds to tackle the condition.

“This initiative is fantastic and we thank them for going the extra mile to help raise awareness.”

Brian points out that none of the cycling activity is a race: “It’s a family day which is open to all and cycling for all abilities and there will be Rotarians around the park helping out.

“There’ll be stalls, face painting and things like that. The park will be busy on Father’s day, and hopefully the weather will be nice and we’ll get a lot of interest.

“We’ll have lots of information about Prostate Scotland on the day and collecting tins. Leslie Bike Shop have donated some prizes and Spokes Cycles have been a huge help too.”

For more information visit the Rotary’s website.