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, Beadle 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. In 2018, he gained significant experience and earned some promising results. For the 2019 season, he aims to continue building upon his development and has the stated goal of earning a spot on Team Novo Nordisk’s men’s professional team for the 2020 season.

Off the bike, Beadle loves being in the outdoors whether it is surfing, tramping or mountain biking and also enjoys art, reading, music, and spending time with friends and family.

"Being diagnosed with diabetes at the age of three, I can’t remember a life without it. I have always dreamed of being a professional cyclist and having this condition does not stop me from pursuing it."