The Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride is in its 30th year. Primera has been involved for many years as it’s a charity close to our hearts. Most people know only too well how cancer affects family and friends, and when it does, support can help people cope. We all love cycling and we live in a beautiful part of the world, so when we found the Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride we wanted to get involved.
Primera owner Bill lost his mother to cancer when he was 17 years old and knows only too well the devastation it can leave behind. The ride to date has raised over one million pounds which goes to funding support for families which need help during a time of life which can not be prepared for.
The ride is on the 1st of July and starts from Corfe Mullen. There is a route for everyone if you want to ride it with your little one or challenge yourself on the 100mile route
In 2018 the event will celebrate 30 years and we are encouraging all of its supporters to GIVE 30 in its 30th year.
If riding is not your thing you can donate a free entry and use someone else's legs to complete the challenge. All it costs is £30 or donate any amount you would like.
We are still looking for volunteers on the day. If you can spare 30 minutes or 30 hours any amount of time will make a difference. You will be looked after on the day and your help will make this ride the best yet!
The Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride was started in 1989 by Peter Smith-Nicholls, the year after he cycled from John O'Groats to Lands End following the death of his father from cancer. The Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride is Peter's way of continuing the fundraising he started in 1988 when he cycled the length of the country.
Forty-two people took part in the very first Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride, and between them raised £2,500. The event now attracts around 700 cyclists. Since 1989 the Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride has raised in excess of £1,000,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, all of which has gone towards supporting people living with cancer.