Meet The Man Who Mountain Bikes With One Arm
May 21, 2015
Wheeler created a corporation, Notbroken, that creates the only assistive riding brace for those with paralyzed limbs. His series of short films feature the United Kingdom's adaptive athletes and their stories of triumph.
In the first of a series of videos created by Tom Wheeler, he shares the story of Thomas Bannister. Bannister was in a serious crash eight years ago that left him with a paralyzed left arm, but that did not stop him from riding mountain bikes again. After a visit from Wheeler, who had also suffered a BPI (brachial plexus injury) during a bike race in 2011 that left his right arm paralyzed, Bannister decided he would get back on the bike.