Anything is possible with Type 1 diabetes.

 

Anything is possible with Type 1 diabetes, including riding across America! - Bike Beyond movie premiers are happening around the country this November.

 Photo Credit: Beyond Type 1.

Photo Credit: Beyond Type 1.

Last year Team Bike Beyond completed a 10-week adventure, pedalling from New York City to San Francisco. The international team of 20 riders hailed from the US, UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand - T1D warrior Helen Mepham from Christchurch was part of the team.

 Photo Credit: Beyond Type 1

Photo Credit: Beyond Type 1

All are living with Type 1 diabetes — collectively with a whopping 263 years of experience! As they journeyed across the country, they destroyed stereotypes and showed the world what living beyond Type 1 looks like. The team educated people on the warning signs of Type 1 and what it means to thrive with the chronic illness. They also raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Type 1 diabetes cure research.

Their incredible journey was captured and turned into a documentary. Check out the trailer here. https://beyondtype1.org/bike-beyond/  

Diabetes NZ in association with Beyond Type 1 are screening the new Bike Beyond film during Diabetes Action Month across the country. Check out what’s happening in your area and keep an eye on Diabetes NZ Facebook page for regular updates.

Auckland: Thursday 8 November 6.45pm screening. Doors open at 6.15pm. Rialto Cinema Newmarket, 167 - 169 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland, 1642

Tickets are $20 per person. To buy tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fundraiser-bike-beyond-movie-screening-auckland-tickets-51323819927

Nelson: Friday 16 November. Screening at 6.30pm. Doors open at 6pm. Hampden Street School Hall, 250 Hampden Street, Nelson, 7010

Screening is for FREE. To register: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/bike-beyond-film-premiere-nelson-tickets-51504262636

Enquiries: dnznelsonyouth@gmail.com

Wellington: Wednesday 21 November 6pm screening. Doors open at 5.30pm. Light House Petone, 52 Beach Street, Petone

Tickets are $20 per person. To buy tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fundraiser-bike-beyond-movie-screening-wellington-tickets-51324244196

 

Rotorua: Saturday 24 November. Screening at 2pm. Light refreshments provided from 1pm. Rotorua Community Diabetes Centre, 17 Marguerita Street, Rotorua

Gold coin donation. Register your interest by emailing office@diabetesnzrotorua.org.nz.

Dunedin: Friday 30 November. Screening at 6pm. Popcorn and pizza provided. Diabetes NZ Otago Branch, 135 Frederick St, Dunedin

Screening is free. To register contact Diabetes NZ Otago via email noeline@diabetes.org.nz.or 03 474 0240

 Photo Credit: Beyond Type 1

Photo Credit: Beyond Type 1

 
Jo Chapman