Paralympic cyclist seeks funding for new leg for Rio 2016

Colin Lynch, who rides for Ireland, just missed out on a medal at London 2012, and is looking to raise £8,000 for a new limb

Colin Lynch, National 10-mile time trial 2013

Double world champion Colin Lynch has launched an Indiegogo appeal for a vital piece of equipment as he prepares for the Paralympics at Rio 2016 - a new leg.

Lynch, who was born in Singapore but has represented Ireland since 2010 and lived much of his life in Canada, had his leg amputated below the knee after suffering a foot injury in his teens, complicated by a tumour on his spinal cord.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.