A BARRY man whose personal and professional life revolves around Diabetes will take his bicycle for a 100-mile spin to raise funds for the charity.
Scott Rogers, 38, will line up for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 cycle, to raise vital funds for Diabetes UK, on Saturday, August 9 and Sunday, August 10.
Scott is undertaking the ride because his wife Louise, 36, has lived with Type 1 diabetes since she was 11 and his father and father-in-law both have Type 2 diabetes.
Scott also works for the Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Service for Wales, which regularly checks people living with the condition for any signs of potential diabetes related damage to their eyes.
Detecting the condition early means more can be done to repair any damage and delay it getting any worse.
Scott said: “Living with someone who has diabetes and working with people with diabetes I see the affect that the condition has on people’s lives every day and I see how awful and misunderstood diabetes can be.
“It is because of this that I would like to try and help raise as much money as possible to help fund care and research to help people living with diabetes now and those who will be diagnosed in the future.
Cyclists will set off from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and cross the finishing line at The Mall in central London.
The route takes participants through Surrey and up the notoriously steep Box Hill, as well as past iconic London landmarks such as the London Eye, Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.
Diabetes UK Cymru’s Director, Dai Williams said: “Cycling 100 miles in one day is a really big challenge and involves a lot of dedication, time and training. We are really grateful to Scott for his fundraising efforts and the money raised will help us to get information and support to the 173,000 people who are have diabetes in Wales.”
To sponsor Scott, visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/scottrogers2
To find out more information about signing up to a fundraising event for Diabetes UK visit www.diabetes.org.uk/Get_involved/Fundraising-events/ or call the Diabetes UK Cymru office on 029 2066 8276 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.