Mountain of support
KYLE Masterman will embark on a 1000km, 10-day ride to raise funds for the Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre this weekend.
The Butler resident and friend Richard Reeves, of Ridgewood, will set off from Mundaring on Saturday for a mountain bike ride to Albany on the Munda Biddi track.
Mr Masterman said riding on the 1071km trail in the Munda-betes Epic Adventure would be challenging because he has type 1 diabetes, but he wanted to approach life “without limits”.
“I want to show people, particularly those involved with the diabetes family centre, that diabetes doesn’t have to limit your life,” he said.
“It’s about inspiring young kids to come out and live life without limits.”
One of the youngsters he hopes to inspire is Ajay McCarthy (12), who was diagnosed with diabetes five years ago.
His goal is to play AFL for the Dockers and he said monitoring his diabetes did not hold him back.
Mr Masterman said the trail ride would be “pretty gruelling” and he would have about 8kg of supplies on his bike each day.
His goal is to raise $15,000 for the Stirlingbased centre and awareness of the disease through a website that will track his blood glucose levels.
To donate, visit https://bit.ly/2MRqaCk or for updates on the ride, visit www.facebook.com/ mbea2018. For more information about the Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre, visit telethontype1.org.au or call 9446 6446.