One man dies every hour from prostate cancer in the UK, and yet financial pressures on the NHS and Government are making it increasingly difficult to tackle this complex disease. Improvements in research into the disease are essential to achieve the levels of diagnosis and care men affected by prostate cancer deserve.

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Blackrock

City workers Paul Meyers, 43, from Loughton, David Shaw, 43, from Bexleyheath, Justine Smeal, 35, from London, and Lee Woodyard, 24 from Dartford, can usually be found at global asset management firm BlackRock, in Throgmorton Avenue in the heart of the city. But they will be switching calculators for carbon fibre and their suits will be replaced by full Lycra, when they jet off to the US later this week. The quad will cycle 3,200 miles from the firm's San Francisco office to their New York base in just 13 days, to raise money for The Prostate Cancer Charity.

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A host of Scottish stars from the worlds of screen, sport and politics have thrown their support behind The Prostate Cancer Charity's Tour Ride in Scotland.

Football legend Kenny Dalglish, former Liberal Party leader and Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, Lord Steel, former Taggart co-stars, John Michie and Blythe Duff, and Scottish rugby internationalist Chris Cusiter are urging cyclists throughout Scotland to sign up for the Tour Ride cycling event, which is taking place between Peebles and Dumfries on Sunday 4 September.

The exciting and challenging cycling event offers people the chance to ride an official stage of the Tour of Britain whilst raising funds to fight the most common cancer in men in the UK.

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