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This is on again Sunday 4th July..

starts at Stollers in Barrow, but cant find any more info, best to try stollers for info and times, but travels out over the pennines and returns to overkellet, where it ends...

think 0945 start, but needs to be confirmed.

i will stop by Stollers tomorow eve see if i can get more info...

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Great Willy Run raises cash for prostate cancer

Last updated at 13:26, Friday, 09 April 2010

BIKERS will be riding out to raise awareness of prostate cancer.

The annual motorbike ride, the Great Willy Run, is set to rev up on July 4. The event starts in Barrow and will raise funds for The Prostate Cancer Charity.

Every year about 35,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK, making it the most common cancer in men over 50.

Event organiser Alan Rothery, who works at Furness General Hospital, came up with the idea of a charity ride in 2005. Since then Mr Rothery and his friends have been organising the charity fund-raiser and the event has gone from strength to strength.

The event has raised thousands of pounds since the first ride-out in 2005.

Mr Rothery is a clinical support worker in the surgical ward of the hospital and decided to organise the event after seeing many men coming through the ward, all with the same story.

He said: “Help for male cancer is very little. There are letters sent out all the time about smear tests and help in place for women. Our aim is to get male awareness up and to raise money towards research.”

The ride starts at 9.30am at Stollers Furniture World, but riders are urged to arrive at 9am.

The event costs £5 to enter and ends at the Eagle’s Head pub in Over Kellet, near Lancaster. Bikers are encouraged to camp over for a social night afterwards.

Any bikers interested should arrive on the day and well-wishers are welcome to wave off the riders. All donations will be gladly received.

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