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Diabetes charity looking for people in Nottingham to get on their bike this autumn

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

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


Peter Shorrick, Head of Midlands and East, Diabetes UK said: “Cycling is a brilliant way to help you get fit and healthy, whilst having fun and setting yourself a challenge. So this October, connect your Strava and complete a virtual distance between two UK cities, on the road or at home.”

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The distances to choose from are:

  • 150 miles: London to Nottingham
  • 300 miles: Exeter to Manchester
  • 500 miles: Edinburgh to Brighton
  • Or you can select your own miles and distance to cycle

Those 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 £10 or more receiving a Diabetes UK neck warmer and £35 or more receiving a medal. Diabetes UK-branded cycling jerseys and caps will go to anyone raising £150 and £300 respectively.

To register for the UK Wide Cycle Ride, visit There is no registration fee and no minimum sponsorship.

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