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UK’s first woman spinal cord injured racer on track

Natalie McGloin took part in the Wings For Life race at the weekend, making her the UK’s first female spinal cord-injured racer. You can read more about here at Red Bull Motorsports.  Read More »

Paralympic organisers hope for record breaking sales

Organisers say that more than three million tickets will be made available for the 2016 Rio Paralympics. It is hoped that the total will pass the record 2.8m sold for the 2012 London Games. Tickets will go on sale on 7 September 2015 – a year to the start date – with Rio marking the event by hosting a National ... Read More »

BT develops the next generation of Paralympic talent with two new athletes joining its Ambassador team

    BT today demonstrated its commitment to disability sport and the development of the next generation of Paralympic talent with the appointment of two new athletes to its ambassador team, Julie Rogers and Ben Rowlings. Julie and Ben were unveiled as the latest BT Ambassadors at a mentoring session at Loughborough’s High Performance Athletics Centre with Paralympic Gold medallists ... Read More »

BU lecturer helping amputee chase Team GB dream

A Bournemouth University lecturer is helping a disabled cyclist to achieve his dream of representing Britain at the Rio 2016 Paralympics. Dr Bryce Dyer is designing a prosthetic leg for amputee Craig Preece, who is in with a chance of making the Team GB cycling squad for next year’s summer Paralympic Games, held in Rio de Janeiro. Currently a member ... Read More »

Interview: Hannah Cockroft ahead of Naidex 2015

In the run up to Naidex 2015, Paralympic wheelchair racer, Hannah Cockroft, has answered some questions ahead of her talk. Hannah will be opening Day One of Naidex (28 April) with a talk at the Multidisciplinary Theatre at 11am. -Who, or what, has been the biggest inspiration for you? HC: Inside the sport it has to be Chantal Petitclerc. She’s ... Read More »

British Cycling’s Disability Hub project opens new facility in Bath

A new disability cycling hub has been launched in Bath at the dedicated Odd Down closed road circuit. It is funded by British Cycling and will host para-cycling coaching sessions on a monthly basis. Sessions will only cost £4 and they will cater for all abilities. For more information visit britishcycling.org.uk. Read More »

Crisp Strikes gold to win British Polio’s 1st ever Ambassador play-off

Three-time Paralympic gold medallist, James Crisp, tasted sporting success of a different kind last weekend (20 March), as he landed gold in the first ever Ambassador play-off at The British Polio Fellowship’s Annual Indoor Games, in Leicester. Crisp was joined by fellow Ambassador and Paralympian, Anne Wafula-Strike MBE, as well as fashion designer Aleah Leigh and key members of the ... Read More »

British Blind Sport launch new activity pack for visually impaired children

British Blind Sport have announced the launch of a new pilot study, First Steps: activity pack for visually impaired children. 53 children with sight loss and their families are participating in the study and will receive their First Steps activity packs over the next couple of weeks.  Thomas Davies from British Blind Sport said: “We have worked for 40 years to ... Read More »

TEAM GB announced for upcoming IPC Swimming world championships

An 18-strong British contingent has been named to face the rest of the world at the IPC Swimming World Championships from 13 – 19 July in Glasgow. Four-time Paralympic Champion Ellie Simmonds will be returning to world level competition after securing her place on the team for her fourth World Championships. Simmonds is excited to return to action in Glasgow ... Read More »

Brits claim three titles in Pensacola as Reid, Shuker and Whiley triumph

Brits won three titles at the Pensacola Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships over the weekend with Gordon Reid clinching victory in the men’s singles and doubles, while London 2012 bronze medallists Lucy Shuker and Jordanne Whiley teamed up to win their second women’s doubles title this season. Meanwhile, Jamie Burdekin and Andy Lapthorne finished runners-up in the quad doubles to American ... Read More »

Pippa Middleton hosts Para Snow Ball

Pippa Middleton co-hosted the Para Snow Ball last night with John Inverdale. Paralympians and supporters gathered at the event and succeeded in raising in excess of £50,000 for Disability SnowSport UK, an organisation taht raises money and provides support to those with disabilities who want to participate in snowsports. To read more on the story visit the Metro website Read More »

Preparations for Rio continue as leading specialists attend UK Paralympic Sport Science and Sport Medicine Conference

Approximately 200 leading specialists and practitioners from across the UK have come together for a two day Paralympic, Sport Science and Sport Medicine Conference (starting yesterday and continuing today, Friday March 13) to share knowledge and experience from the fields of sport science and sport medicine, in order to support the preparations of ParalympicsGB at Rio 2016. On the agenda ... Read More »