Cycology Riding Club will partner with the UBA Foundation in its first charity ride in 2014 when it takes to the streets to ride in a bid to draw awareness to the Scourge of Prostrate Cancer.
The ride which comes up on Saturday, 22nd of March 2014 will see over a 100 cyclists (mostly cycology club members) ride a specified route about 20KM in order to hopefully enlighten people more about the disease thereby ensuring that periodical medical checks are undertaken particularly for males over the age of 45 so the cancer can be detected early.
Cycology Riding Club’s Captain, Frank Ozomah speaking to press men at the Club House in Ikoyi, Lagos a couple of days before this event was optimistic that Cycology Riding Club will once again make an impact like it has done in previous rides.
“The idea as usual is to cycle in large numbers (in a particularly branded jersey around a given route thereby attracting attention and people’s curiosity). Our hope is that this ride will be one of the arsenals in the fight against this aliment,” Ozomah said.
He continued: “Prostrate cancer is prevalent amongst black men over the age of 45 and there is a need to have regular medical check up.”
The Ride starts at the UBA House in Marina to the national stadium via Awolowo Road, Falomo, Ahmadu Bello Way, Bonny Camp and Eko Bridge.
The event is expected to start by 7am and should last for 2 hours.
Cycology Riding Club is a Lagos based cycling team that was formed in 2011 and has a membership base of over 120 members and gets involved in Charity rides to raise funds and awareness.