Rik began cycling in 1991 at the age of 14. Knowing nothing about disability cycling at that time, he would compete in able-bodied races where I gained some minor successes.
In 2001 Rik began to compete in disability cycling and was selected to train with the Great Britain team as part of their World-class performance program, which would grant me lottery funding to further develop my career.
2004 was not such a good year as a broken ankle in the spring hindered his progress for an Athens Paralympic place. However, Rik recovered quickly and met the criteria for selection, only missing out by the fact that there was only a 5-man team taken and I was placed 1st reserve.
Rik was voted Cheshire Sportsperson of the Year in 2005
Paralympic Cyclist at London 2012 Paralympic Games when he gained a Silver Medal, Beijing Paralympic Games Silver Medalist.
International and world titles with 5 Gold Medals – 10 Silver Medals – 1 Bronze Medal to his name.