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Coming from as far afield as Far North Queensland and Perth, 411 registered riders will make the trek To Uluru this year raising funds for Prostate Cancer Research.
Each year 2,900 Australian men die from this cancer. When diagnosed early, this cancer is often treatable and curable. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Prostate Cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in Australia.
Eighty motorcycle riders departed Amberley Airforce Base early Sunday morning headed for Uluru. This is the largest state contingent in this year's ride.
The riders are due to arrive on the 4th of October, Travelling via Tamworth, West Wyalong, Swan Hill, Tanunda, Port Augusta and Coober Pedy, these Queensland riders will have travelled 3,800 kilometres in 7 days.
The Long Ride raised over $366,000 for prostate cancer research in 2013. Fund raising in 2014 is already off to a great start with Defence having raised over $139,000 in 2014 so far.
The target for this year over $400,000.
Men over the age of 50 or those over 40 with a family history should not wait for symptoms to appear. They should talk to their doctor about prostate cancer. Early testing with the internal exam and a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test give early indications of possible cancer development.