Sally Hurst

Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com - 18/03/2016 - Cycling - 2016 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships

Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com – 18/03/2016 – Cycling – 2016 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships

Sally is a journalist as well as cyclist, and only took up the sport in 2013 after she was sent to do a story about a paralympic sports festival in Sheffield. She got talking to the representatives on the British Cycling stand who suggested she should get power-tested.

At the time, Sally was working full-time and a mum of two small children so taking part in elite sport seemed impossible, but she soon caught the cycling bug! She was accepted onto the Great Britain Paracycling development squad in May 2014, and is now a member of the academy team.

As an above-knee amputee (resulting from bone cancer when she was 26), Sally rides a bike with one leg only – without a prosthetic, and is classified as a C2 athlete. She is an expert time -juggler, splitting her hours between work, training and family. She says: “Life has not gone the way I might have planned it, but by saying ‘yes’ to some unexpected opportunities, I’m having an absolute blast, and loving every moment!

 

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