The UK’s ‘boldest, most daring and innovative’ charity returns to the Island this month, as the ‘Near Naked Man’ team from Male Cancer Awareness Campaign stages its second Isle of Real Men cycling challenge.

The Steam Packet Company assisted MCAC when it held the first Isle of Real Men event and is teaming up with the charity again for this year’s challenge, which runs from July 17th-19th. Founded in 2005, MCAC aims to raise awareness of and reduce the embarrassment connected with male cancers.

Patrick Cox, MCAC Chief Executive, said: ‘We had a great time in the Island last year, and we’re really looking forward to returning. It will be 300 miles cycling in just three days – it’s tough, and last year we had some riders in tears, but everyone loved it!

‘So we are looking for Isle of Man riders who fancy the challenge of donning our eye-catching “Near Naked” cycling kit and helping us raise awareness of male cancer. This year, we are bringing something extra with us; Toyota has supported us with an amazing liveried Landcruiser, carrying our Awareness Number Plate – BALL CHK.’

Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Chief Executive Mark Woodward said: ‘The charity’s Near Naked Men certainly caught the public’s attention last year, and we are delighted to be able to help support Male Cancer Awareness Campaign again for this month’s challenge. The tireless work the charity does is crucial in raising awareness and persuading more men to follow the advice and check for tell-tale symptoms.’

To get involved with the Isle of Real Men challenge, please contact Community Support Manager Laura Hurding at [email protected]  

You can follow the team’s adventures on Twitter – use the 
#FightingMaleCancer hash tag and follow the profiles @mrTesticles @NearNakedMan and @mcac_charity. MCAC is also on Facebook.