Not so much a dash as a real slog for James

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A team from Santander’s Milton Keynes and London head offices took part in last weekend’s Duchenne Dash, raising over £30,000 for the Duchenne Children’s Trust.

The Duchenne Dash is a gruelling 24-hour bike ride from London to Paris.

And Team Banco’s James Dunne made the demanding race even tougher by cycling the entire 190 miles on a Santander Cycle.

London’s so-called ‘Boris Bikes’ are being rebranded as red and white Santander Cycles, under a new partnership with Transport for London.

James said: “It felt like I was playing football with friends, only they were wearing the latest football boots and I was barefoot.

“It was really challenging, especially on the uphills.”

The Duchenne Chidren’s Trust raises funds to find a treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a muscle-wasting disease that leads to paralysis and death.

The £30,000 raised by Team Banco will be boosted by Santander’s matched donations scheme.