Para-cycling at London 2012: The team
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Jon Allan Butterworth  

Jon Allan Butterworth

Jon-Allan joined the British Para-Cycling Development Programme via Battle Back, a joint scheme between Paralympics GB and the MOD which helps wounded service personnel return to an active life with the help of adventure training and sport.


     
Mark Colbourne  

Mark Colbourne

Mark has been a keen athlete from a young age. After graduating from school he represented Wales in volleyball and competed in three British Championships.

Since then he became a guest rider for the GB Para-Cycling Team and having shown great form and progress, joined the squad in June 2011.

     
Jody Cundy  

Jody Cundy

Jody was born with a deformed right foot which was amputated at the age of three. He was then fitted with an artificial leg and hasn’t looked back since. At the age of five he had his first swimming lesson with his school and ended up being rescued from the bottom of the pool by a fully clothed parent! After that his parents enrolled him into the local swimming club where he learnt to swim.

     
Neil Fachie  

Neil Fachie

Neil is a physics graduate who has never let his disability affect him greatly. It got him into international sport on the athletics track, opening up the opportunity to take up cycling at the top level.

     
Barney Storey  

Barney Storey MBE

Barney Storey is the most experienced sprint tandem pilot on the GB Para-Cycling Team with numerous World and Paralympic champion titles under his belt. Storey has been on the British team since 2001, where he achieved his first international para-cycling success at the European Championships in Zurich, Switzerland.

     
Anthony Kappes  

Anthony Kappes MBE

Anthony officially joined the squad in 2006 and has since won World and Paralympic titles. Perhaps his finest achievement came in 2008 when he won two gold medals at the Beijing Paralympic Games with Barney Storey as his pilot, just 10 days after a big crash which left him with a broken scapular.

     
Craig Maclean  

Craig MacLean

Craig has had a strong interest in cycling since a young age and took up BMX in the 80’s and in 1995 decided to focus on his cycling career and specialise in track.

     
 

Darren Kenny

Darren Kenny is a multiple World and Paralympic Champion and World Record Holder and by far the most successful member of the GB Para-Cycling Team.

     
Shaun McKeown  

Shaun McKeown

Shaun has always been a dedicated cyclist and was particularly encouraged by his brother and dad. It was in 2004 that his club first contacted British Cycling to enquire about opportunities in Para-cycling.

     
David Stone  

David Stone MBE

David Stone started cycling when he was just eight years old and joined the GB Para-Cycling Team in 1995 and rode for the team until 2000.

     
Rik Waddon  

Rik Waddon

Rik started cycling competitively at the age of 14 in local club time trials and had some successes in able-bodied races before switching to para-cycling in 2001 (aged 24) when he was selected to train with the GB Para-Cycling Team.

     
    Women
     
Karen Darke  

Karen Darke

Karen started racing on the hand-bike in 2009 and was soon spotted by GB coaches and invited to join the GB Para-Cycling Team in December 2010. She has made impressive progress and won medals at major competitions in the following years.

     
Aileen McGlynn  

Aileen McGlynn OBE

Aileen started training with the GB Para-Cycling Team in 2002. She joined the team full time after receiving National Lottery funding in 2006. Aileen has had many successes in her cycling career. Her highlight to date was winning two gold medals at the Paralympic Games in Beijing and Aileen’s next goal is to defend her existing Kilo and Pursuit titles at the 2012 London Paralympic Games.

     
Helen Scott  

Helen Scott

Helen first came to British Cycling as an U23 Sprint Academy rider in November 2008 and then went on to join the GB Para-Cycling Team in April 2010 where she is a tandem pilot working alongside visually impaired female riders known as ‘stokers’.

     
Rachel Morris  

Rachel Morris

Rachel made her competitive debut in the sport in 2006 and her potential was soon spotted by British Cycling’s disability coaches who placed her on a full-time coaching programme with a brand new custom made hand-cycle in 2007.

Rachel cemented her arrival on the world scene with a double gold medal performance at her first-ever UCI Para-Cycling Championships in Bordeaux in 2007 in the road race and time trial becoming, the first ever British hand-cyclist to be crowned double World Champion. Based on that performance, her Paralympic debut came earlier than expected in 2008 and she claimed victory in the time trial in Beijing.

     
Sarah Storey  

Sarah Storey

Sarah was already a successful athlete when she took up cycling in 2005. She was fast-tracked into Britain’s swimming team for the 1992 Paralympics at the age of 14 and brought home two golds, three silvers and a bronze from the Games. Over the next 12 years she won three more Paralympic swimming golds, five more silvers and two more bronzes.

     
Lora Turnham  

Lora Turnham

Lora has always had a keen interest in sport and just 12 months after taking up competitive cycling took her first win at the Para-Cycling World Cup in Segovia, Spain in June 2010 with her tandem pilot Rebecca Rimmington in the Time Trial.

     
Fiona Duncan  

Fiona Duncan

Fiona was introduced to Tandem Piloting in 2010 after meeting Para-Cyclist Tandem Sprinter, Neil Fachie. She started riding the tandem with Lora Turnham that year, and they won a silver medal at the Para-Cycling Track World Championships in 2011 after riding together for just 6 weeks.

     
Crystal Lane  

Crystal Lane

Having displayed a keen interest in sport from a young age, Crystal was inspired watching Sarah Storey compete at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games. In 2009, Crystal applied for UK Sport's and the BPA's Talent 2012: Paralympic Potential programme and in December 2010 Crystal was announced as one of three athletes in the 'talent' section of British Cycling's GB Para-Cycling Team for 2011.

     

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