Road Bike Party star Martyn Ashton, who lost the use of his legs after a crash during a stunt show almost 18 months ago, is back on wheels doing tricks – after turning his wheelchair into a mobility scooter and then putting it through its paces.
Ashton, whose drive and determination have been inspirational since that life-changing crash at Silverstone in September 2013, did so with the use of a device from Barcelona-based Batec Mobility that turns a wheelchair into a powered three-wheeler.
The video below, which he posted to Facebook this morning, is the result and shows him sliding across gravel, ploughing through puddles and even pulling a wheelie – and having a lot of fun in the process, by the look of it.
Earlier, he had posted a picture of the Batec device.
Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.