On October 20th, HypoActive riders met early in the morning at Brisbane's South Bank for this annual 100 km dash down to the coast. This year we had a small team - just three cyclists - but all were confident of an exhilarating ride. Ken Robinson, Gary Gaffel and Gavin Wright set off with the enormous crowd, sticking together like type 1 glue as the giant bunch squeezed through the inflatable starting arch.
Rumours first started in underground clubs and clinic waiting rooms in Australia's big cities - could it be true?
Type 1 Andrew Baker has given us some nail-biting reports of multi-discipline events he's tackled in the past. Last month he - and his team - took on XPD in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia.
On Sunday 15th September 4000 cyclists from far and wide gathered for Amy's Gran Fondo - 110 km from Lorne to Lorne with some extraordinary scenery and grueling climbs in between. Two HypoActive riders had trained hard for the ride and gave it their all. For Maria Baranj and Samantha Thompson it was a massive challenge, both as cyclists and as active type 1's.
HypoActive rider Sam Thompson