Bio

My Story

I was born on the Isle of Lewis and lived there until I was 9 years old before moving to Stirling. I always loved the outdoors and spent a lot of time fishing, then playing rugby and I have had a passion for Mountain Biking since 2004. After always wanting to try it, I got into Snowboarding when I started University and tried it just twice before the accident.

On the 7th March 2011 while on my bicycle I was hit by a car speeding at over twice the speed limit in a 30mph zone. I lost my right leg below the knee and suffering a traumatic brain injury with attention, concentration and memory difficulties.


I returned to Fort William to finish my degree in Adventure Tourism Management and gained qualifications in Mountain Bike coaching and Leadership, alongside managing a compensation case with numerous legal medical assessments over 6 years as well as my own rehabilitation and personal goals.


Since Winter of 2018/19 I have been a member of the Great British Para Snowboard team competing in snowboard cross and banked slalom competitions at a World Cup level and aiming for the 2022 Beijing Paralympics.

Along the way I have volunteered with a number of organisations such as Disability Snowsport UK and Active Schools, encouraging younger generations and people with varying abilities into discovering the benefits that the outdoors brings.


I had the privilege of running with both the Olympic Torch in 2012 and the Commonwealth Baton in 2014.

 

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Scotland, UK

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