JDRF One Ride

TYPE 1 CHALLENGE 2018!! We are rolling again in April 2018, 1,000km from Melbourne to Adelaide to raise money for JDRF & Type 1 Diabetes Research. Last year we raised nearly $140,000 (which was absolutely amazing!), and we are working hard to achieve the same again this year. PLEASE DONATE TO THIS IMPORTANT EVENT via my fundraising page JDRF one Ride – Alex Kozeniauskas Thank you for your support, your donation truely makes a difference.

As a passionate cyclist this is the perfect event for me as it allows me to positively contribute to the JDRF cause and also provides a valid excuse to ride my bike more, everyone wins!

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The JDRF One Ride (April 2018) is a significant fundraising event for JDRF which is based around a ride and function in the Barossa Valley (http://ride.jdrf.org.au). To provide fundraising motivation for everyone I will be riding my bike a lot between now and April 2018 including riding from Melbourne to Adelaide for the One Ride event.

For this event I will be fundraising from now until the event in April. To participate in the One Ride event there is a minimum fundraising target of $3,500 but for extra motivation the Type 1 Challenge team will be  trying to raise $100,000. Fundraising activities not only achieve their purpose of raising money but they also provide excellent awareness, education and motivation about type 1 diabetes, all of which are so very important. As a type 1 diabetic for over 20 years this is obviously a cause very close to me and the recent exposure which I have had to JDRF’s work motivates me further as I can see the amazing things which JDRF do and the benefits which diabetics like me receive from this.

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On the road with the Type 1 Challenge in 2017. Can’t wait to do it all again!!

With so many kilometres ahead of me there are many things to be nervous about. The physical and mental challenges, keeping my diabetes under good control and also achieving my fundraising goal will all provide great experiences from which I want to achieve the best possible outcomes. I am very passionate about type 1 diabetes and health, and obviously cycling, and I hope that my knowledge and enthusiasm for both can benefit this cause greatly.

The events and challenges I will be undertaking between now and the One Ride event in April 2018 will include:

  • 160km JDRF One Ride event
  • Cycling from Melbourne to Adelaide for the One Ride event (1,000km)
  • Exploring many long roads and rides around Melbourne
  • Racing many triathlons including Ironman 70.3 Geelong in February
  • Riding the 3 Peaks Falls Creek Challenge (230km & 4,000m climbing in March)
  • Support JDRF One Ride training rides and events

I hope to continue to inspire and educate people through my experiences and will continue to blog about these regularly. I am passionate about being healthy and active, which is more challenging for type 1 diabetics than most people would be aware. It would be great to assist other diabetics become more active through this period and I am looking forward to meeting more people with type 1 diabetes and those who are as passionate about his cause an I am now becoming.

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The confirmed route to the Barossa Valley which was an amazing success in 2017.

I ask you to please think about supporting this fantastic organisation and the work they do which is so important to me and all diabetics. Your contribution will have a direct and significant impact on the lives of all diabetics make it easier to live a healthy and complication free life.

Please donate through this link (JDRF One Ride 2018).

I look forward to personally thanking you and maybe enjoying a cycling experience with you if your passion also lies in the lycra kit. If you are interested in getting involved in the JDRF One Ride then please get in touch and you can join the Type1Athletic Team. I’d love to ride with more people with a connection to type 1 diabetes and for your fundraising efforts you’ll get to enjoy an all expense paid cycling weekend in the Barossa Valley!

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