Inspirational Recoveries from Traumatic injuries

July 07, 2015, Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer

Martyn Ashton is a Welsh professional mountain biker and Xgames athlete who injured himself in 2013 during a biking competition. He fell backward 10' and dislocated the T9 and T10 vertebrae, leaving him paralysed.

He was not willing to accept that he would never ride his bike again, and with determination and the help of his friends, the 39 year old enlisted local Disability Sport, modified a bike, and began riding in a velodrome using his arms.

His ultimate goal though was to mountain bike. Now he's ridden down Snowdonia Mountain using a nearly standard mountain bike with a sit ski chair fit onto it. Martyn said,

"As soon as they’ve pushed me off at the top of the summit, I was no longer the guy in a wheelchair: we were four mountain bikers riding together and we were having so much fun; I was having the best time I’ve ever had on a bike. Genuinely."

Check out his bike riding adventure here. It's amazing.

 

Posted under Personal Injury, Bicycle Accidents, Spinal Cord Injury

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