Luckily I’ve got an adventurous gene, as life in a wheelchair is full of the unexpected. I was a keen runner, climber and orienteer, but fell off a cliff and became paralysed from the chest down at age 21. With friends, creativity and perseverence most things are still possilbe, and thanks to those ingredients I have a pretty extraordinary life.
I’m currently a full-time athlete with the British Para-Cycling Team. I was a silver-medallist in the London 2012 Paralympics and became Paralympic Champion in the Rio 2016 Paralympics: My Paralympic journey has called for total commitment and some compromise on adventuring and other aspects of life, but it has taken me on incredible inner and outer journeys. I squeeze adventures in where possible between training and other work. I am so grateful to all the friends, family, people and organisations who have been there to support me, getting me from a broken state and months in hospital beds, to the privileged life that I lead now. Thank You.