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28th May, 2022

Sporty student tackling coast-to-coast cycling challenge for Diabetes UK

A SPORTY student is well on his way to completing a virtual coast-to-coast charity cycling challenge.

Kiran Mistry is taking part in the challenge along with members of his family to raise funds for Diabetes UK.

The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College Year 7 student has already cycled over 200 miles, and has so far raised over £200 for the charity.

The family have clocked up the distance by completing a number of rides varying from a few miles, to outings of above marathon distance – with a recent bike ride to Draycote Water covering more than 27 miles.

Kiran and his brother Arun, who attends St Andrew’s Benn Primary School, decided to take up the challenge when cycling became his family’s favourite form of daily exercise during the first lockdown.

Mum Reena Mistry said: “Kiran and Arun both enjoy sports and with them not being able to go to school during the lockdowns, or do any after school clubs, this seemed to be a good way to keep their fitness levels up. I am really proud of both of them for show great levels of stamina during our bike rides.”

Avon Valley head teacher Alison Davies said: “This is another brilliant example of one our students using his time and initiative to do something positive during a difficult time. I wish Kiran, and his brother Arun, all the best as they complete the last few miles of their cycling challenge.”

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