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Leading diabetes charity looking for people in Newry to get on their bike this autumn | Newry News

People from Newry are being asked to saddle up for a cycling challenge that will raise vital funds for Diabetes UK this autumn.


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The UK Wide Cycle Ride runs throughout the 31 days of October.

It is a perfect opportunity to take your fitness up a gear while raising money for Diabetes UK’s work in funding life-saving research and making sure everyone living with the condition gets the care and support they need.

There are three virtual distances to pick from, or you can even pick your own distance goal.

You have the entire month of October to reach your chosen goal, and the aim is to challenge yourself – at your own pace – and pedal towards a stronger, healthier you.

TV presenter Dominic Littlewood has been living with type 1 diabetes since he was 10 years old and is encouraging people to take part in the challenge this year.

He says, “The great thing about the UK Wide Cycle Ride is that can you raise money for a really important cause and support the work Diabetes UK does, all at a pace that suits you best!

“Pick a distance that’s going to challenge you, but also feels achievable.”

Tina McCrossan, National Director at Diabetes UK Northern Ireland, adds, “Cycling is a brilliant way to help you get fit and healthy while having fun and setting yourself a challenge.

“So, this October, get into gear and complete your chosen virtual distance either on the road, at the gym or in the comfort of your own home!”

The distances to choose from are 150 miles, 300 miles, and 500 miles, or you can select your own distance to cycle.

Everyone taking part will get their own fundraising profile page.

From there, it will be possible to connect your Strava or log your rides manually.

You will be able to join a Facebook group where event ambassadors and challengers discuss their progress and share tips.

There are fundraising incentives, too, with anyone raising £35 or more receiving a medal.

Diabetes UK-branded cycling jerseys and caps will go to anyone raising £150 and £300 respectively.


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To register for the UK Wide Cycle Ride, visit cycle.diabetes.org.uk.

There is no registration fee and no minimum sponsorship.

For further media information please contact Diabetes UK NI Communications Manager Michelle McCracken – michelle.mccracken@diabetes.org.uk | 07590734103.


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