A GROUP of charity cyclists from Drongan pedalled almost 60 miles in challenging conditions as part of a national appeal.

Calling themselves the Fun-Ki-Riders, they completed the Drumlanrig Challenge over Bank Holiday weekend in support of the fight against prostate cancer.

Ken Batty, David Goldie, Rob Taylor, Tony Brydon and Allan Sloan combine their passion for cycling with raising money for others less fortunate.

As well as the 57 miles across some hilly terrain, they had to cope with some nasty weather as they started and finished at Drumlanrig Castle.

The cyclists enjoyed some spectacular scenery which went some way to making up for the wind and rain during the ride, which took 4hr 45min to complete.

Ken said: “The Fun-Ki-Riders hope that we have helped and that our efforts will assist in raising more awareness for the Tackle Prostate Cancer charity.”

Co-founder of the team, David Goldie, kept a digital record of the whole journey and was able to share a three-dimensional map video on social media.

He said: “This year we have decided to cycle for prostate cancer as we are a group of men and all at the age in which we could be affected.

“We are passionate about cycling and proud to support Tackle’s Cycle to the Moon campaign.”

Tackle’s inaugural national cycling event ‘Cycle to the Moon, Save a Dad’ is designed to be a fun, healthy activity while raising funds.

It also aims to raise awareness and encourage men at risk of prostate cancer to get tests and earlier diagnosis.

Campaign target is £250,000, representing £1 for every mile between earth and the moon, which will help people cope with their diagnosis and treatment.

Chairman of Tackle Prostate Cancer, Roger Wotton, said: “We know how devastating the diagnosis of prostate cancer can be. Raising awareness and funds through this campaign will hopefully see more men being tested earlier, and help accelerate a reduction in mortality figures.

“Prostate cancer doesn’t just affect the man diagnosed – it affects his whole family.”

Visit www.cycletothemoon.tackleprostate.org or e-mail saveadad@tackleprostate.org if you would like to get involved in the campaign.