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Paralysed stunt cyclist Martyn Ashton talks of sport dream

A cyclist who broke his back during a stunt and is now paralysed from the waist down has spoken of his rapid recovery and his return to the sporting world.

Trial bike specialist Martyn Ashton, from Margam, near Port Talbot, fell from a 3m (10ft) high platform at the British Moto GP at Silverstone four months ago.

But following weeks in hospital, the 39-year-old has set his sights on handcycling - using a bike powered by hands rather than legs - and has already been training at Newport's velodrome.

Ashton described the moments after his fall.

Paralysed stunt biker's sport dream

  • 24 Jan 2014
  • From the section Wales