Rotary Ride 2018 : What is Rotary Ride?

What is Rotary Ride?


Rotary Ride is a national initiative taking place on Father’s Day weekend (17th – 18th June 2017) in which Rotary clubs across Great Britain and Ireland will be hosting a range of cycle rides for all ages and abilities. The Rotary Ride is supporting Rotary’s Purple4Polio campaign and raising money for End Polio Now.

For over 30 years, Rotary and its members have been committed to fighting to eradicate polio across the world. The amount of polio-endemic countries has dropped from 125 to just three, with over 2.5 billion children receiving vaccinations thanks to the help of Rotary.

We are inviting members of the public, just like you, to join one of your local clubs at their event and get pedalling to raise money for End Polio Now, a paralysing disease for which there is no cure. The event launched in 2015 and has grown over the past two years with hundreds of clubs and thousands of people getting involved.

The aim of the rides are to raise as much money for End Polio Now, and there will be three types of events that you could take part in:

Fun ride

This is for all ages and abilities. This is an ideal way for amateurs, families and youngsters to get involved through an event that is fun for all.


For the more established riders, give yourself a challenge by taking part in a long distance or cross-country ride.

Static ride

You don’t have to cycle the length of breadth of the country to take part, in fact you don’t even need to go anywhere. A static ride involves jumping on an exercise bike and is a great way to work as part of a team by taking turns riding to a goal distance.