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Cycling to cure diabetes

03 August 2011

Cycling for the type 1 diabetes cure 

17-year-old Maurice Banerjee-Palmer, whose sister has type 1 diabetes, and his friend Jack are cycling 1,100 miles from Land's End to John O'Groats this August. They are taking on this incredible feat to raise money for JDRF and the Rural Libraries Fund.

Just to make it even more of a challenge, they will be cycling unsupported and camping along the way. They will be covering an impressive average of over 80 miles a day.

The boys are no strangers to long-distance cycling, having completed a 583-mile cycle-camping tour from Bristol to the Peak District, Liverpool and back again last year.

Follow their progress on this amazing challenge at 

To sponsor them, visit their Just Giving page at

Good luck!

Meanwhile, Maurice's 15 year old sister Josna, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes aged three, is also taking part in the Bristol Walk to Cure Diabetes taking place on 4 September at Oldbury Court Estate.

Click here for more information about the Walk or to register to join Josna.

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