Rachel Jones

Riding 1000km's to change lives

My Activity Tracking

1,516
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! This means I will be riding from 29th Aug to 20th September alongside the world’s biggest cycling event in France. While I am challenging myself and competing against other cyclists, I am also raising funds to support research to cure, prevent and better treat type 1 diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes can strike anyone at any time, and 7 Australians are diagnosed every day. Diagnosis means a 24/7 fight with no break and facing an extra 180 decisions a day to remain safe and healthy. JDRF is the largest funder of type 1 diabetes research in the world.

DONATE NOW to help change the lives of more than 120,000 Australians living with T1D. Thank you!

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My Updates

JDRF Zwift bunch ride

Friday 18th Sep
This morning I took part in the JDRF Zwift virtual bunch ride. It was amazing to share the experience over Zoom and speak with other participants, riders from Novo Nordisk and the organizers of OneRide. We shared our thoughts on Diabetes, our Why and of course cycling! Also great news - on this ride I HIT my target of 1,000km!! 🤗💙🚴🏻‍♀️🙌💙🚴🏻‍♀️🤗

Big day

Sunday 6th Sep
Big day in the saddle today. 100km on the trainer for the #women100. I wasn’t sure I had the energy to complete it as my insulin pump kept me up through the night alarming . Damn lows. Diabetes always has a way of interrupting at the wrong moments!. Anyway, a good breakfast, some strong espressos and snacks got me to the finish line. The challenge for me is managing BSL after a huge ride. Intense exercise, especially consecutive days causes insulin sensitivity hence more risks of hypos. Once again the insulin pump comes to the rescue and adjustments are made to reduce the risks.. This flexibility gives me the confidence To ride. 580km done ✅

Week 1 Update

Friday 4th Sep
Day 7. 441km completed in the first week. It’s been tough with Melbourne’s 5km radius (1hr maximum) rule but luckily I can make up the kms on the virtual trainer. Feeling stronger everyday and my diabetes Management is running smoothly as a result. #Exerciseismedicine 💪🏻🚴🏻‍♀️ Thanks for the donations and support.. I’m not far off reaching my targets.!!

BSL on point

Tuesday 1st Sep
Day 4. Started the day with a Zwift virtual session. 40km Blood sugar levels played nicely. My Apple Watch let’s me see I’m sitting in the 5’s and stable. Technology has come a long way since I was first diagnosed 36 years ago!! 250km done ✅

Thank you to my Sponsors

$104

Margaret

Go Rach

$100

Gary Moulton

$52

Irene Sheppard

Always an inspiration Rachie, i have no doubt you will smash this.. So proud of you xx

$50

Sarah Clarke

Get it Rach 💪🏼

$31.20

Paul Groenveld

Go Rachel!!

$26

Tania Larosa

Go Rachie!

$26

Cheryl M

Good luck and stay safe

$26

Belinda Bam

$26

Anonymous

$26

Clare Gray

Good luck Rachel reaching your target. Keep going, you're nearly there. My family are supporting you. They think you're doing an amazing job. Keep going and I really hope they find a cure for this disease.

$26

Marilyn Walters

You go girl!!!! So amazing xxx

$26

Janine

This is awesome Rach and so typical of your determination! ❤️

$25

Noah

Go Mum!

$10.40

Bernie And Billy

Awesome work hon.