This is a sponsored article on behalf of Diabetes UK.
Every year London's bridges are awash with a sea of blue as thousands of walkers set off on a mission to raise vital funds for Diabetes UK, a condition which leads to 460 early deaths every week. Make sure you're among the walkers this October for the London Bridge Challenge, a ten-mile journey zig-zagging across 12 of the city's most iconic bridges.
Whether your walking style is take-your-time-tortoise or hurried-hare, the sponsored walk can be as chilled or as challenging as you choose, and is open to all ages.
Walking isn't just great exercise, it's also a great way to take in the sights. You'll begin at Battersea Park and continue along the Thames, passing Big Ben and the London Eye. Then you'll spy St Paul's as you cross the Millennium Bridge and give a nod to Shakespeare's Globe before finishing up at Minster Court, Tower Hill, where beverages, medals and congratulations will be dished out.
It only costs a fiver to sign up (under 16s go free). Once you've done so you'll receive a welcome pack, which includes fundraising advice and a sponsor form. There's no minimum sponsorship requirement but you may as well aim high for a good cause. Diabetes UK suggests a £140 target for starters.
Your welcome pack will include all the info you need before the walk, plus on the day you can pick up a Diabetes UK t-shirt and blue wig.