Cycling from Spain to France , and up Mont Ventoux to raise money for Diabetes Uk

Monday 27th May 2024

Diabetes UK

We are Diabetes UK, the leading charity for people living with diabetes in the UK.

Cycling from Spain to France , and up Mont Ventoux to raise money for Diabetes Uk

In early 2019, my son George made his way slowly downstairs and came into the kitchen to say he did not think he could play football that afternoon because he could not see. He had lost his sight overnight.

The NHS that day were magnificent. A specialist team were waiting for him as an emergency arrival at hospital. George received critical care to stabilise his system and he was rapidly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and declared legally blind. Over the following weeks the diabetes team worked non stop with the other medical disciplines to get him well enough for eye surgery. Today he has 20:20 vision, plays football and cricket and lives a normal life, managing his condition.

Diabetes UK lead the way in funding research and clinical developments with the vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm. They need fundraising to support their work and amazing work is taking place. Diabetes UK funded the first insulin pen, and the first glucose meter, developments with a huge impact and they are currently focussing on finding a cure for type 1. We want to help.

I am not a keen cyclist, but my friend Andrew is. Somehow he convinced me that riding a bike from Spain to France then up an enormous mountain (Mont Ventoux) would be a good challenge in order to raise funds for Diabetes UK..

So that‘s what we are going to do in Spring 2024. 580 km in 5 days with an overall climb of 3,174m .

If you can help us raise £25k for a charity that has done so much, helped so many and is working towards a world where diabetes can do no harm that would be incredible.

All support will help us get there. We will give all supporters big shout outs during the ride to say thank you.

Many thanks for reading our story.

Jason

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£440.00

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raised of £25,000 target

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  • L
    1 week, 3 days

    Lucy Neyland

    Amazing cause! Best of luck :)

    £ 10.00

  • C
    1 week, 3 days

    Charles, Celia and Arabella

    Hope it goes well- remember its all downhill, except for the uphill bits!

    £ 50.00

  • G
    2 weeks, 2 days

    Gail Savage

    Best of luck Jason & Andrew!!

    £ 30.00 (+£7.50)

  • J
    2 weeks, 2 days

    John Hallsworth

    Hey Matey - best of luck!

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

  • A
    3 weeks, 2 days

    Adrian

    Great to hear your son made a full recovery. Good luck with the cycle.

    £ 50.00

  • J
    3 weeks, 6 days

    Jonathan Turner

    Good luck mate. JT x

    £ 100.00 (+£25.00)

  • Htmlstream
    4 weeks, 1 day

    Anonymous

  • G
    4 weeks, 1 day

    Godfreys

    Good luck, great cause!

    £ 50.00

  • S
    1 month

    Sophie Smiles

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

  • S
    1 month

    Seb P

    Good luck on the ride Jason and glad George has his vision back! All the best, Seb

    £ 20.00

  • Htmlstream
    1 month

    Anonymous

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)