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The first ever Calorie Burn in the UK held by Formby Rotary raises thousands of pounds for Cancer

Sponsored Static Bike Ride in Formby Village.

Thousands of pounds was raised for Prostate Cancer with the first ever Calorie Burn in the UK which was organised by Formby Rotary and took place on Saturday 13th November 2021 from 6:00am - 6:00pm

Formby Rotary spokesperson Alan Gibson said: “Formby Rotary is so proud to express its gratitude and thanks on behalf of Prostate Cancer UK for the amazing effort put in by the Cyclists who represented Organisations and Businesses across Formby who are known for achieving that extra Mile beyond their Work and Leisure Pursuits.”

“We would also and especially like to thank YOU, the Formby public who gave so generously to this very deserving cause.”

“We would also wish to thank The Formby SOS Folk Group and Formby Folk Routes in providing a Musical Extravaganza to cheer our riders on.”

“Recognition must also be given to the Formby Bubble and The Southport Sandgrownder Radio for their Inside and Outside Broadcasting of this event and to our Stand-By Medics Olive and George who stood steadfast and available in medical back up to our cyclists over the 12hours of cycling.”

“And most of all the following Organisations and Businesses that went that extra mile in Formby for Prostate Cancer UK in what is now known as the first ever Calorie Burn in the UK. This Team raised around £3000 and burnt over 10,500 calories between them in this gruelling 12 Hour Static Bike Relay Calorie Burn Event.”

Well done everyone!

Businesses who took part:

Formby MOT Centre

V & R Accountancy Service

Santander (Formby)

Karen Parks

Formby Tech Solutions (FTS)

Paragon Cricket

Love Health and Well Being

Prides Hairdressers

Entwhistle Green


Woodwards Wine Bar

Walkers Pharmacy

Organisations that took part:

Formby -Cricket club / Squash Club

Southport Rotary Club

Formby U3A

U3A Cycle Group

Halton Husky’s

St Peters Church

Harrington Garden Group

Formby Uke Band

First Aiders


Formby Rotary

Header Photo:

Formby Rotarians with their President Peter Conor gathered together following their brilliant funday organising Formby’s First Static Bike Calorie burn in the village last Saturday 20th November in aid of Prostate Cancer UK

Photos from the day

Sefton MP Bill Esterson showing his support for this fantastic event with Formby Rotary President Peter Conner.


Karen Parks estate agents in Formby presenting a cheque from monies raised for the calorie burn cycle ride challenge by Formby Rotary in aid of Prostate Cancer UK. Pictured are President Peter Conner, Rotarians Ken Porter and Alan Gibson of Formby Rotary with Lucy and Jasmine of Karen Parks who pedalled those extra miles to support this event. Well done!


Well done to Ranjan Ramasamy of FTS and Paragon Cricket who gifted so many items in support of the Prostate Cancer UK Static Bike Ride.


Steve from Walkers Pharmacy. Steve is wearing Attends pants to show support for all men out there.......

Steve is supported by Denise Dutton, going above and beyond cycling to raise £££'s for Prostate Cancer. You can do it Steve.....

One for the girls! Ladies from the team at Walkers Pharmacy riding for the Formby Rotary Calorie Challenge for Prostate Cancer in Formby Village now! C'mon ladies......


Members of Team Husky joining in the Formby Rotary Calorie Challenge for Prostate Cancer in Formby Village. Usually on the ice, playing ice hockey, they stepped up to help the Challenge....

Well done!


Our picture shows Pam Ashton and David Manning-Fox, both representing Formby U3A. In total we had over 40 volunteer riders and between them they burnt up over 10,000 calories - way beyond target.


So far around £2,000 has been paid in as sponsorship and you are invited to add to this total by clicking HERE

Other photos from the day…

Thanks to everyone involved and if you want to know anything about Formby Rotary please visit their website here…



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