Shaun was born with cerebral palsy which affects the left hand side of is body. Born into a very sporty and adventurous family, he didn't let his disability get in the way of anything he wanted to do whether competing in school sports days, going on 30 mile night hikes with the scouts or of course riding his bike.

Shaun really found cycling after watching his younger brother racing his bike in the junior leagues at Crystal Palace. As there was quite a lot of sibling rivalry Shaun thought 'if he can do this, so can I'. From that point on there was no looking back, joining his local cycling club and excelling from there.

After university Shaun was a very competent club cyclist racing time trials and local criteriums when possible but wanted to find a way into Paralympic sport. Having been inspired by the Beijing Paralympics, Shaun decided to take the plunge and head up to Sheffield to take part in a talent I.D. day and following this, was invited to other screening days with very good results. 2009 saw him race in his first races abroad culminating in the world road championships held in Italy that year. This was his first experience of top level Paralympic sport.

After a successful 2009, in 2010 he was based based in Manchester full time as a member of the academy programme, which allowed him to focus on his training and racing without any distractions. This year saw him win his first road world championship medals in Canada with bronze in the time trial. Still getting stronger and reaping the benefits of training full time under British Cycling, 2011 saw him stepping up on the podium again in the world track world championships with silver in the pursuit (finishing second behind the current Paralympic, world champion and world record holder Darren Kenny), winning world cup races and another bronze in the road world champs time trial in Denmark that year.

Having really found his niche in time trailing on the road and the pursuit on the track, 2012 started off as being a very difficult year having an anaphylactic allergic reaction to some food in February in Los Angeles, at the last world track championships before London. The same happened again before racing in one of the world cup races on the road that year in Italy. This forced him to change his training plans, not travelling abroad to any training camps and races with the team before final selection was made in July that year. The potential of Shaun was seen by the team selectors taking into account what happened that year and was listed as being in the Paralympic team, racing in the pursuit on the track, time trial and road race at brands hatch.

Shaun made it through to the gold medal ride off after finishing second in the qualification in the pursuit, at London 2012 but unfortunately lost the gold medal in the final by 0.7 of a second in what was a fantastic race to the line. Given such a tough year Shaun found it hard to transfer the form from the track onto the road in the time trial and road race at Brands Hatch.

2013 saw him win more world cup time trials and also became national pursuit champion. In 2014 Shaun decided to stop racing and hang up his race wheels, as the potential of getting selected for Rio in 2016 was getting slimmer. Shaun now uses the experience he has gained in helping people meet their goals in sport.

Giving Back

I have worked with some London-based schools where I shared my experienced and helped to motivate pupils to achieve their potential.

Competitive Record

2010 Road World Championships, Baie Comeau (Canada): Time Trial, Bronze.
2011 Track World Championships, Montichiari (Italy): Pursuit, Silver.
2011 Road World Cup, Segovia (Spain): Time Trial, Gold
2011 Road World Championships, Roskilde (Denmark): Time trial, Bronze
2012 Track World Championships, L.A. (U.S.A.): Kilo, Bronze
2012 Paralympic Games, (London): Pursuit, Silver
2013 Road World Cup, Segovia (Spain): Time Trial, Gold
2013 National Track Championships, Manchester (UK): Pursuit, Gold