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We have planned to cycle across Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Starting in Vilnius, heading to the West coast and then moving North through Riga, turning West again and around the island of Saaremaa. Once we do a full circle around the island we cross back into the mainland and finish in Tallinn.
The trip should take us about 950 miles and 17 days through the northern states, amid forests and near lakes. We are planning to camp all the way, sometimes at campsites, other times in secluded wild places.
I have seen the impact diabetes can have on the ones I love, on families and with this trip we hope to raise the money to increase the research, awareness and help anyone with diabetes can receive. I myself am at risk of diabetes as it runs in my family, but not only - diabetes is one of the fastest growing health threats nowadays. Not only in the UK but worldwide. There's an estimated 285 million people affected by diabetes globally and it is the fastest growing chronic disease in Australia for example, where a lot of people are not even diagnosed.
Helping locally to make progress with treating diabetes, preventing it or improving the lives of the ones that have it, can make an impact globally through sharing of the information and the lessons learned.
We are raising £950 or £1 for every mile we plan to cycle.
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