Bestselling author Jeffrey Archer and BBC Radio 4 presenter John
McCarthy are urging any last-minute would-be pro riders to sign up
for The Prostate Cancer Charity's East Anglia Tour Ride this
The pair are the latest celebrities to offer their support to
the event, hot 'on the spokes' of comedy legend and social media
maestro Stephen Fry, a keen cyclist, who has also spoken out in
support of the event. For the first time, cyclists in the region
will have the opportunity to experience part of the official Tour
of Britain route on Sunday (24 July) ahead of the professionals, in
Whether riders take on the tough 200km Pro Ride from Bury St
Edmunds to Sandringham or shorter but none-the-less rewarding 100km
Challenge route - starting in Diss and finishing in Sandringham -
the East Anglia Tour Ride promises to offer participants a one-off
cycling experience, while raising awareness of prostate cancer and
money for the Charity.
Lovers of two wheels can sign up to this Sunday's event by
visiting the Tour Rides website (http://www.tourride.co.uk/) or by registering
on the day for the Pro Tour at Nowton Park in Bury St Edmonds or at
Fair Green in Diss for the Challenge Ride.
Speaking about the one-off cycling opportunity, Lord Jeffrey
Archer said: "This tour ride will give riders the opportunity to
savour the picturesque East Anglia countryside while taking on a
really testing challenge - a great combination. I fully endorse The
Prostate Cancer Charity's focus on health and fitness, it should be
a priority for every man, especially as we mature!"
BBC Excess Baggage presenter, John McCarthy, added: "Completing
a 100 or even 200 km ride will be quite a feat, but what a great
way to enjoy Suffolk's stunning countryside! And as well as having
a great adventure, the riders will have the satisfaction of knowing
they're supporting The Prostate Cancer Charity's vital work. I urge
all fit cyclists to sign up - and good luck to everyone!"
For further information, please visit http://www.tourride.co.uk/