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Bexleyheath man to tackle 100-mile cycle to fundraise for Diabetes UK on behalf of nieces

PUBLISHED: 12:36 20 July 2017 | UPDATED: 12:36 20 July 2017

Darren with his nieces Elleanor and Pippa

Darren with his nieces Elleanor and Pippa

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Darren Bull hopes to raise money for ongoing research and support

A Bexleyheath man plans to take on a 100-mile cycle challenge to raise over £500 for Diabetes UK.

Darren Bull, an IT consultant, is tackling the Prudental RideLondon challenge on Sunday, July 30, because two of his nieces have type one diabetes.

He said: “Two of my nieces Elleanor and Pippa have type one diabetes. Elleanor was diagnosed when she was six years old and Pippa at eight. They are now 20 and 13, and I am riding to help raise money for the ongoing research and support for this disease.

“I have participated in this event since 2014 raising money for different charities, and always choose to ride on behalf of charities I have a personal connection with.”

Type one diabetes usually affects children or young adults, and means the person with it cannot produce insulin.

Roz Rosenblatt, head of London for Diabetes UK, said: “Cycling 100 miles in one day is no mean feat, and requires a lot of training and dedication. We’re really grateful to Darren.”

To sponsor Darren click, here.

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