New and improved GSD Giant

AGSD-UK development director Allan Muir, left. Picture: Allan Hutchings (060419-085)
AGSD-UK development director Allan Muir, left. Picture: Allan Hutchings (060419-085)
Kirsty McSeveney, second left. Picture: Habibur Rahman (171049-37)

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Do you fancy making 2015 a year to remember?

Well if you have a sense of adventure and fancy testing your body to its limits, the Association for Glycogen Storage Disease (AGSD-UK) may have the challenge to suit you.

The Droxford-based charity will once again stage its annual cyclo-sportive – the GSD Giant.

However, the 2015 renewal has been moved.

Taking place on Sunday, September 6, the event headquarters is now at The Petersfield School.

As in previous years, there are three routes available to entrants.

The Giant covers 100 miles and will this time include a short stretch across Portsdown Hill to take in fine views of Portsmouth, the Solent and Isle of Wight.

There is also the Spirit, which is slightly shorter at 76 miles.

And finally the Demon which – to celebrate the charity’s 30th year – has been shortened to 30 miles, making it extremely family-friendly.

More information and details on how to enter can be found at gsdgiant.org.uk

The AGSD-UK have also added a couple of extra challenges to their calendar this year.

There is a London to Paris cycle, from July 22-26, which will coincide with the finale of the Tour de France on the Champs-Elysees.

Meanwhile on foot, the charity is planning to climb north Africa’s highest mountain in their Trek Mount Toubkal in Morocco.

This will take place from September 23-27.

AGSD-UK provides support and help for children, adults and families dealing with any one of the extremely rare Glycogen Storage Diseases (GSDs).

Log on to agsd.org.uk for more information.