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On their bikes to raise money for charity

Posted onPosted on 24th Sep
On their bikes to raise money for charity

The Rotary Club of Sherwood Forest’s cycling club is raising money for Prostate Cancer UK.

A total of 24 riders have covered 4,000 miles between them for the challenge, which runs until July 2021. So far £500 has been promised.

The Sherwood readers, their families and friends have been invited to join in, get on their bikes and help the Rotary club raise funds to support research and those with prostate cancer.

A spokesman said: “Riders can choose to ride any sort of bike, be it on road, off road or your exercise bike at home.

“The challenge is to choose to ride one of five distances while you actually cycle locally, gradually building up your miles each time you get on your bike.”

The distances are equivalent to starting your ride from the Major Oak in Sherwood Forest:
1, Sherwood Forest to Oxford (122 miles).
2, Sherwood Forest to Dover Castle (220).
3, Sherwood Forest to Dijon (600).
4, Sherwood Forest to Rome (1,220).
5, Sherwood Forest to Istanbul (2,021).

Those taking part are asked to join the cycling app STRAVA via their mobile phone, tablet or laptop.

Contact Dave or Laura Dennis at for further details or donate directly to The 1200 Challenge at

The Rotary club is also supporting Ollerton Rugby Club, making a donation of £50 towards the club’s appeal to raise £1,000 to meet unexpected costs at this difficult time.

The Rotary Club of Sherwood Forest has linked with the USA during the coronavirus pandemic.

It is to hold a virtual meeting via Zoom with the Sherwood Rotary Club in Oregon.

President Malcolm Bevan will tell members of the Sherwood club in the USA what is so special about living in Sherwood Forest and talk about Robin Hood and the Major Oak. The Rotary Club of Sherwood Forest will also highlight how it helps and supports other people locally and abroad who are less fortunate.

Malcolm said: “Rotary clubs are located throughout the world and as Rotarians we are always welcome to pay them a visit.

“If any reader is interested in finding out more about our local Rotary Club, contact Don Brown on 07875 276815.”