Martyn Ashton: “My job is to inspire people”

Martyn Ashton’s life was changed by a serious accident two years ago. CW finds out about the former world champion’s remarkable return

Credit: Animal/Martyn Ashton

It takes an awful lot of energy to be miserable, so I just choose not to be,” says Martyn Ashton. “My job was, and still is, to inspire people with bicycles.”

The 41-year-old former mountain bike trials world champion was paralysed from the waist down after damaging his spinal cord during an exhibition at Silverstone in September 2013.

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