Leighton company in global cycling challenge

Chiara Ricciardi who has type 1 diabetes is cycling 18,000 miles from Italy to Singapore. Pic: Riccardi Rocchi - For a Piece of Cake
Chiara Ricciardi who has type 1 diabetes is cycling 18,000 miles from Italy to Singapore. Pic: Riccardi Rocchi - For a Piece of Cake

Chiara Ricciardi, photographed by Riccardo Rocchi

Peli BioThermal is providing vital insulin transport equipment for one of the riders in the year-long odyssey.

The pedal-powered project is being undertaken by intrepid Italian duo Chiara Ricciardi and Riccardo Rocchi, who will ride a total of 18,000 km from Cesena in Italy to Singapore.

They’ve dubbed their adventure For A Piece of Cake because construction engineer Chiara has Type 1 diabetes.

She explained: “A piece of cake is an obvious pleasure for many but an achievement for others.”

They decided on a cycling expedition as exercise can help reduce the daily insulin requirement for people with this condition.

Tackling tough terrain in remote regions in extreme weather conditions means Chiara has to have essential medication and equipment on board her bike throughout the journey. Ensuring it remains at the right temperature is critical.

This is where Peli BioThermal comes in with its Credo ProMed – a robust temperature-controlled portable medical transport bag designed for emergency first-responders and medical couriers to ensure protected pharmaceuticals remain intact.

Its capabilities will be put to the test during the epic adventure.

Professional photographer Riccardo said: “Chiara does not want to defeat diabetes but she does want to show that it can be a fellow traveller in every pedal stroke to Singapore.”

> Track the Piece of Cake project at www.forapieceofcake.com/en/statistche