Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at only three years of age, Hamish Beadle doesn’t remember life without the condition. He grew up in an active family with one older brother. Both his father and brother raced bikes, so Beadle was motivated to follow in their footsteps. By age eight, he was already competing. As a junior in New Zealand, he earned rankings on both the national and international track level. Additionally, he and his teammates set the New Zealand national record in the U17 team pursuit and U19 team sprint.

Beadle attended one of Team Novo Nordisk’s summer Talent ID camps and decided to switch disciplines from the track to the road. While training, traveling and racing, Beadle completed high school last year with merit endorsed in Level 3. Now Beadle is fully committed to cycling and lives part of the year in the United States living and racing with Team Novo Nordisk’s development team.

Off the bike, Beadle loves music and spending time with his friends, family and his Jack Russell, Monty.

"I believe persistence, resilience, and camaraderie are key factors in pursuing your dreams, whatever they may be. Keep positive in times of adversity and always look for the silver lining."