Join GB Paralympian and world record holder for the Land’s End to John O’Groats hand-cycle, Mel Nicholls, to discuss “Resolutions: setting & achieving ambitious goals”!
Athlete and adventurer Mel will join Youth Adventure Trust’s CEO, Mark Davey, on Wednesday 27th January, 7pm, to share how we can challenge ourselves to achieve more than we thought possible. Very timely as some of us might be struggling with getting outside and the January blues…
London and Rio Paralympian, Mel, lives adventure and is racing her way worldwide. A series of life changing strokes as an independent, fit and healthy young woman, a life devoted to horses, a rider, runner, cyclist and all round adrenaline junkie, left Mel unable to walk or use much of the left side of her body in 2008. Fast forward four years, after watching the Beijing Paralympics from her hospital bed, Mel raced in front of an 80,000 home crowd and the rest of the world, in wheelchair racing at the London 2012 Paralympics. Just 15 months after taking up the sport.
Mel went on as part of the GB Athletics team to represent her country for the next 4 years, achieving track world records, European and World major medal success and becoming a Paralympic finalist at both London 2012 and Rio 2016. At the end of 2016 Mel made the move from track to turn her focus to endurance and road racing in wheelchair racing and her new sport of handcycling. In her first season on the GB team, she achieved international medal success.
Mel’s workplace is the great outdoors and she brings a unique take on adventure with disability, the female role and as a sportswoman. Her love of adventure and wild places shine through in her passion for storytelling, in her blogs and writings, and developing project work in encouraging and supporting anyone facing barriers to get active outside.
Register now to secure your place . Be ready with your favourite fire-side brew and any questions you want to ask in the live Q&A – see you there!