Adelaide will host a ride during the heat of January to raise funds to cure diabetes. The Ride to Cure Diabetes is run by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and aims to raise around a million dollars to aide research for a cure.
It's a great cause, and a friend of LAID Cycling, Matt Baker has put his hand up for the ride. He and a few optimistic, community focused individuals are planning on embarking on the ride which will cover 160km through the Barossa Valley region.
It will certainly be a challenge as temperatures in January, during the ride, can get as high as 40 degrees and wind speeds of over 40kph. So it's no walk in the park (otherwise it would have been called the Walk in the Park to Cure Diabetes).
Fitness and heat aside the first challenge for Matt is to raise funds for the ride. He needs to raise $3,500 before January to attend this important event. So if anyone is interested in contributing to this cause, please click on the link below:
All donations, regardless of amount, take the JDRF closer to improving treatments, preventing new cases and ultimately finding a cure. So anything contributed will be very highly appreciated by Matt and the JDRF.
All donations will generate a tax receipt.
For more information on the ride, click here: http://ride.jdrf.org.au/