Belo Horizonte

The travel over to Brazil was long my first stop was Nottingham to meet up with some of my team mates. We then travelled to Heathrow to meet up with the rest of the team and flew to Lisbon in Portugal to make a transfer onwards to Belo Horizonte. We travelled in...

KL1 MEN 200m Canoe Sprint – Račice CZECH REPUBLIC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NbRVDnUNrE&feature=youtu.beVideo can't be loaded: ECA Sprint European Championship (Racice 2015) Final KL1 Men 200m (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NbRVDnUNrE&feature=youtu.be) I chose to have an early start travelling down...

K1 MEN 200m (Paracanoe A) – Moscow RUSSIA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPRrsFGg-6cVideo can't be loaded: Ian Marsden (GBR) KL1M 200m Silver | Moscow 2014 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPRrsFGg-6c) Silver Medal at the Worlds in Moscow with a new Personal Best time. Click here to see my interview after...

2014 European Championships – Brandenburg GERMANY

The Parcanoe GB team flew out from Heathrow on Monday 7th July 2014 heading to the European Canoe and Kayak Sprint Championships in Brandenburg, Germany. After settling into the hotel late on Monday, we started training on the regatta course on Tuesday to get use to...

2013 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships – Duisburg GERMANY

K1 MEN 200m (Paracanoe A) The Paracanoe team drove out to Germany on 24th September 2013 loaded with the boats and took Euro tunnel across. On the first day of the competition (Monday 26th) the team had training and start bucket practice. My first race was on...

World Cup Shooting Championships 2011

I’ve just got home from the World Cup in Antalya Turkey shooting for Team GB, with 16 countries competing. It was a long trip travelling from Heathrow London to Istanbul which was 3.5 hours, then a 3 hour wait then another flight to Antalya 1.5 hours. After getting to...

National Shooting Championships 2010

Training on the Fast Track programme is going well, I’ve just got home from the Disabled national Air Rifle Championships at Stoke Mandeville. This was my first Nationals, which started on Friday 18th June – Sunday 20th June 2010.   I competed in the men’s...

Round 3 Para-cycling Circuit Fowlmead Kent

I made my way down the M6 on Friday evening after work heading for Cambridge to stay at a friend’s house who I race with. On the Saturday morning we made are way to Kent, which took another 2 and half hours (I had a 2 and half hour drive on the Friday evening). Both...

Human powered vehicle World Championships, Bentwaters Park

This was the first time I had competed in this World Championships, and I did not know what to expect. The championships consisted of many different vehicle categories, most leg power and a separate category for arm power. In the arm power category there were 2 races...

EHC Louny – Round 7

I flew out to Louny on Wednesday 23rd July from East Midlands airport. The weather was good in the UK, but was going to be very hot in the Czech Republic. The bike got to Louny in one piece (which this year was the first time). The bike was still in bad condition so...

EHC Busto Milan – Rounds 3 & 4

The long drive to Heathrow airport started smooth with no delays, I was traveling with another rider from the UK, Rob Wickham. We were meeting other riders from the UK and my teammates in Milan. We were a bit nervous about the flight from London as we were traveling...

EHC – Round 3 – Schenkon Time Trial

I traveled to Switzerland from Manchester airport on the Friday, this time there was no problems with bike at the airport. Transport at the other end from the airport to the hotel was smooth, and the weather was looking good for the weekend. The time trial did not...

Karla Raise Czech Circuit Road Race

I traveled to Louny in the Czech Republic 2 days before to race to ride around the course again, this was a race I had done with my Czech Team Handbike cr many times over the years. The weather was not bad warm with a couple of thunderstorms along the way (Just like...

Padova Road Race Italy

The tripe to Venice airport was trouble free and the weather was looking good for the weekend. The course was very fast and flat (apart from a couple of small climbs). It was a very early start on the Sunday morning I had to be up by 5am ready to be collected at 6am...

EHC Rosenau – Round 1

The journey to Heathrow airport went smoothly with no traffic problems. To my surprise checking in was smooth and fast, its not to much of a surprise to have problems with the handbike so I always give myself lots of extra time on the day. After arriving at Basel...

Sunday 29th July

Today the weather was even worse, raining a lot more and it was in for the day too. This road race was a 2 hour race, which would prove to be very hard over this course because the climbs felt bigger every lap. I had to start at the back of the field because the start...

Belgium Long Distance Road Race Saturday 28th July

On the morning of the Time Trial the weather was not good with heavy rain overnight, and it was still raining, but the race did not start until late afternoon. I did not have a good sleep, because we traveled to Belgium by car and there was an accident on the...

British Cycling National Disability Championships

On Sunday I made my way to Darley Moor Race Circuit for the National Championships. The sun was out for a change,but there is always a head wind on this circuit which makes it hard. THe race was going to be a 1 hour race, but was changed to 16 laps, and to make things...

London WHF / EHC Tour de France Prologue

I went to London on the Friday to take part in the opening of the Tour de France, which was Live on ITV4 and Eurosport. After a bit of a practice run, the GB handcycling team was called on stage. I was the one being asked all the questions to represent the team. I was...

Louny Criterium

In the afternoon I had to race again, I managed to fix the bike with the help of Chris, and my arm had bad road rash and was still bleeding lots. After a good rest and food at the hotel, I started to warm-up again on the Criterium course. This course is short and very...

Louny Time Trial

Chris Madden and myself flew out to the Czech Republic on the 25th June, so we could train on the course as we do every year. The weather was warm but lots of storms all week and hard winds. We put the bikes together and went out on the course, the wind was very...

Parabiago Road Race

I woke up Saturday morning having had a good night sleep, the weather was good already in the 20’s at 9:30am. I put my Handbike together and looked for any damage from the transport the day before. There was a small bit of damage, it looked like the bike had...

Parabiago p2

Team Time Trial I flew out today for Milan, due to the different disability classes we were unable to make a team with the riders we had.

Parabiago

The day of the Time Trial, this is what I was waiting for, Time Trials are good for me. The weather was very hot again which made it harder, I looked at the handle on the bike and made sure it was tight on. I got my race kit on and went to the start with the other GB...

Karel

I flew to Louny in the Czech Republic two days before the road race, this is where I train with my team through the year so I know the circuit very well. My training prior to the race went well with no problems with the flight and bike. On the morning of the race the...

Cycling

Could not race due to EHC races and training.

Rosenau Mulhouse France EHC Road Race

The journey didn’t get off to a very good start. A vehicle was parked in my allocated space delaying me. At the airport I was forgotten about while waiting for my bike to be sorted out, so I lost my flight and had to wait five hours for another – causing...

Stafford Road Race

On the morning of the race the weather was bright. I did my warm-up on the Turbo, as the roads are busy and the circuit is closed during the race. The race started off good for me as I took the front from the gun. I kept my position at the front and never looked back...