Mark Colbourne remembers his Paralympic gold one year on

Mark Colbourne celebrates winning C1 pursuit, London 2012 Paralympic Games, track day two, afternoon

Almost one year to the day since winning Great Britain's second cycling gold medal of the 2012 Paralympics, Mark Colbourne returned to the London Velodrome yesterday as he was unveiled as one of the Lee Valley VeloPark ambassadors.

The 43-year-old Welshman, who last week announced his retirement from competitive racing, will help coach riders at the multi-discipline Olympic and Paralympic legacy venue in East London once it opens to the public next March.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

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.