Paralysed Woman Plans Ambitious Cycle Ride

A paralysed woman from Leicestershire says she has plans to complete and ambitious cycle ride. 

The 32-year-old who has already walked the London Marathon route with the aid of a ‘bionic’ suit says she now hopes to cycle from London to Paris. 

A paralysed woman from Leicestershire says she has plans to complete and ambitious cycle rider. 

The 32-year-old who has already walked the London Marathon route with the aid of a ‘bionic’ suit says she now hopes to cycle from London to Paris. 

She told press that she can’t confirm if a bike that can aid her with the challenge even exists but says that she is already in talks with a bike manufacturer. 

The woman is hoping to complete the challenge on a bike similar to the one she currently uses for training, despite it being static. 

“I’ve always trained on this bike, an FES bike, which stands for functional electrical stimulation.”

“It’s basically pads on my legs which make my legs work. It sends a signal and makes my muscles contract and make the pedalling motion.

“It’s still as hard as anyone else pedalling, it just it doesn’t go via my spinal cord, the signal goes straight to my muscle,” she said.

The keen athlete was left paralysed after a horse riding accident at the Osberton Horse Trails in Nottinghamshire. 

She raised a massive £200,000 for a spinal charity by completing the course of the London Marathon but was denied a medal after organisers said participants must complete the course on the day to qualify for the silverware.