Molar Rollers head for London

Dublin University members cycle 600km to London

Members of the Dublin Dental University Hospital’s bike club – the ‘Molar Rollers’ – undertook a 600km ride from Dublin to London recently to raise awareness of head, neck and mouth cancers.

More than 35 staff, family and friends took part in the 10-day charity cycle, which was organised to raise money for the Irish Mouth Cancer Awareness Programme.

The ride, which is thought to be the first organised cycle between Dublin and London, took the Molar Rollers through Arklow and onto Rosslare where they boarded a ferry for Pembroke.

From there they travelled to Carmarthen, Swansea, Cardiff, Bristol and Marlborough before the final leg between Reading and Guys and St Thomas’ Dental hospital in London.

The inspiration for the 600km ride came about following the free examination day in September last year organised by the dental hospital that resulted in over 1,800 members of the public being examined for mouth cancer.

The cyclists are hoping to raise around £50,000 for their chosen charities. Donations can be made by visiting http://www.mycharity.ie and searching for the Molar Rollers.