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Diabetes UK looking for cyclists support across the north-east

By Rachael Glennie

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Diabetes UK is looking for people across Grampian to get on their bikes and take on the UK Wide Cycle Ride this September.

Diabetes UK are looking for cyclists across Grampian
Diabetes UK are looking for cyclists across Grampian

Participants can pick a distance from one of four routes:

Beginners may want to tackle the 120-mile Route One – the equivalent of Dundee to Fort William

Experienced cyclists who are after a challenge may find the 950-mile Route Four, the equivalent of Land’s End to John O’Groats, more their speed.

The aim is to challenge yourself – at your own pace – and pedal towards a stronger, healthier you.

You can also get family, friends or colleagues along for the ride.

During the past few months, demand for services has reached unprecedented levels and the charities funding has been significantly impacted.

There are an estimated 4.7 million people living with diabetes in the UK − a condition where there is too much glucose in the blood because the body cannot use it properly.

If not managed carefully, both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can lead to devastating complications, including sight loss, amputation, kidney failure and stroke.

There is currently no known cure for any type of diabetes.

National Director of Diabetes Scotland, Angela Mitchell, said: “Cycling is a fantastic way to help you get fit and healthy, have fun and set yourself a challenge.

" Whether you’re a novice in the saddle or a cycling fanatic, our team will be on hand to offer cycling tips and fundraising advice.

“Every mile you complete and every pound you raise brings us closer to our vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.

"Sign up and get pedalling - your support can change lives!”

To register, visit diabetes.org.uk/ride

There is no registration fee and no minimum sponsorship.

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