I have overcome tremendous barriers and achieved beyond all expectation both academically and in sport. After a difficult education, left school at 16 with not a single qualification.  Then, through years of remedial teaching and absolute dedication I completed a Bsc in Biotechnology  and an  MSc in Cell & Molecular Biology.

My passion for the outdoors began at a young age where I started canoeing, camping, and hill-walking  with the local Scouts and with family. Whilst at university I climbed over 30 Munros, paddled race canoes and was a junior leader at Scout camp.  Over the last decade I learned to ski and has made many trips to the French Alps although my passion, without doubt, has become road cycling. Through sheer grit and determination I have achieved, among other things, a trial for the British Paralympic team, taken part in para-cycling races and continue to be a regular road cyclist.

Now I want share my story with others and let them know just how great the human potential is.  People  can only be inspired and motivated by hearing my story.