Prostate Cancer UK has today (Monday 26 November) launched its
partnership with national event organiser UK Cycling Events,
becoming its official charity partner for 2013.
Prostate Cancer UK will benefit from the Wiggle Super Series
2013, which is also organised by UK Cycling Events, and consists of
35 events around the UK. Cyclists taking part in these events will
be encouraged to raise funds to help tackle the most common cancer
With over 30,000 riders taking part in the Wiggle Super Series
this year, and participant numbers expected to rise in 2013, the
partnership is set to raise both awareness of the disease and funds
for Prostate Cancer UK through sponsorship. Prostate Cancer UK is
also aiming to recruit over 4,000 cyclists to its existing army of
supporters within the charity's cycling team.
Mark Bishop, Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK,
said: 'We are incredibly excited to be teaming up with the biggest
cycling event organiser in the UK. The partnership will provide an
opportunity to raise essential funds that will help us support more
men with prostate cancer, provide vital information and find
answers by funding research into causes and treatments.
'It is also a fantastic opportunity to engage with new
supporters and raise awareness of the most common cancer in men, a
disease which kills 10,000 every year in the UK. That's one man
Martin Barden, Director of UK Cycling Events, said: 'We are
delighted to be supporting Prostate Cancer UK in 2013. This
fantastic charity is highly relevant in cycling, and we hope riders
will use our events and the challenge they provide to fundraise
The first event in the 2013 Wiggle Super Series is the Wiggle
Southern Rough Ride on 3 March. For more information on how to get
involved visit www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk.