Leon Yeates

Riding 1000km's to change lives

My Activity Tracking

1,324
kms

My target 1000 kms

I'm fundraising for a great cause!

I’m doing the JDRF One Ride to raise funds for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research! This means I will be riding from 1st to 30th September 2021 to achieve my KM target while competing against other cyclists across Australia.

This year is particularly significant for the T1D community as it marks 100 years since the discovery of insulin. Despite many advances in the past century, insulin remains the only treatment option for people living with type 1 diabetes. This means the needles, injections, finger pricks, bulky devices and constant monitoring remain a part of everyday life for anyone living with this condition. 

JDRF is the largest funder of T1D research in the world and believes we shouldn't have to wait another 100 years for the next major breakthrough.

DONATE NOW to support me so we can help change the lives of more than 125,000 Australians living with T1D.

Let’s make type 1 diabetes a memory, not a milestone. Thank you!

My Updates

Week 3 update

Tuesday 21st Sep

With a week to go I’ve exceeded my target of 1,000 km’s (1,253km) and at $974 I’m very close to my initial fundraising target of $1,000 but I’m hoping to raise much more.

Week 2 update

Tuesday 14th Sep

400km 🚴‍♂️ & $494 raised this week so currently at 867km & $780 raised 

Week 1 update

Tuesday 7th Sep
At the end of week 1 I have ridden 467km & raised $286

The JDRF One Ride begins tomorrow

Tuesday 31st Aug
The JDRF One Ride starts tomorrow and I have signed up again to smash out the km's and raise funds for JDRF to help them find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. This is a cause that is very close to my heart as our daughter Imogen was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was 6 years old and this October she will have been living with it and having multiple daily insulin injections for 14 years 😢

Last year I rode 1,761km but as we are in lockdown which limits exercising outdoors to 2 hours per day I've set myself a target of 1,000km (with the intention to do more) 🚴‍♂️

In terms of fundraising I raised $3,129 thanks to the amazing support of my friends & family but I know many people are suffering during the Pandemic so if you can't donate I completely understand but if you are in a position to assist with this fantastic cause it would be greatly appreciated. With this in mind I'm setting a realistic fundraising target of $1,000 (with the hope that I will again smash this) 🙏





Thank you to my Sponsors

$260

The Golden Bean

$104

Leon Yeates

$104

Regan, Beck, Tayla, Mackenzie And Huddy

Imy, you are unbelievably strong, smart and have a beautiful soul.

$52

Sandy Agnoletto

Great work mate. Keep up the good work.

$52

Anastasia Barion

$52

Joan White

Would love to think there is a cure in the near future

$52

Ward

Good luck mate

$52

Steve Mccormack

$52

Dustin Albers

$52

Hayley Walker

$52

Nathan Thompson

$52

David Bakes

Go hard or go home Neon

$52

Glenn And Talia

Good luck !!

$50

Ben Rice

$40

Halcyon Yeates

$26

Craig Stevenson

$26

Brock

Awesome effort mate, well done.

$26

Lisa Martin

Keep on riding to help raise funds to benefit Imy and everyone else that has to live with T1D. Good work 🚴‍♂️💪