In 2001 Simon Richardson was struck from behind by a car doing 60 mph.The accident shattered his leg and broke his back in 2 places. With a ratchet support system fitted to his spine Simon used his love for cycling to rebuild his body. His story is an inspiration. In 2008 he became part of the now legendary success of the Great Britain cycling team at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics. Simon took two Gold medals on the track and a Silver medal in the Time Trial, he was awarded an MBE by the Queen in the 2008 New Years honours list.