Last Friday night my car was broken into outside a hospital and my race bike was stolen.
I need a replacement bike urgently and have raised further funds elsewhere, but I'm still very short of the total (old bike was worth £3300 and was very quick!) to get a replacement of the same or similar quality.
I'm on the GB Paratriathlon team and in a squad aiming towards the Paralympics in Tokyo 2020 (after the winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang next winter!) after losing my leg 2 1/2 years ago. I am currently ranked 4th in the world in my paratriathlon classification following my debut season racing and won the British Championships last year. This is a crucial season for getting into performance squad and securing top levels of funding for next year.
Being an unfunded athlete, funding and fundraising is always a huge issue, but this is a truly devastating blow and I urgently need to find a way of getting a new bike. If you could help in any way l would be truly grateful.
You can read more of my story here - www.onelegdontcare.wordpress.com
Thank you so much.