Track Cycling: B Tandem 1000m Time Trial, B Tandem Sprint
Performance Cycle Coaching
After narrowly missing out on the 100m and 200m finals in athletics, Neil decided that he needed a change in his sporting career. Describing himself as a life-long cycling fan, Neil was introduced to the competitive element of the sport at the Manchester Velodrome in 2008. he thrived on the high speed and high adrenaline of the sport, joining the para-cycling team in April 2009.
Shortly afterwards Neil entered his first major international competition at the 2009 BT Paralympic World Cup and the Manchester Velodrome. Neil, piloted by Dave Readle, won two silver medals.
In 2006 Neil graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a Bachelor’s degree in physical. He won the Aberdeen Sports Person of the Year in 2009.
Neil has a congenital eye condition, retinitis pigmentosa.
- 2008 – Beijing Paralympic Games: 100m – 9th; 200m – 9th
- 2011 – Para-Cycling Track World Championships: kilo – 1st; sprint – 1st
- 2012 – UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships: kilo – 1st
- 2012 – London Paralympic Games: kilo – 1st; sprint – 2nd
- 2014 – UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships: kilo – 1st; sprint – 1st