For those who don’t know Martyn Ashton – he is a cycling legend. He pretty much put the discipline of mountain bike trials riding on the map. He has done things on a bike that I can only dream of. I recently watched this video – “Road Bike Party 2 – Martyn Ashton” on the Global Cycling Network’s Youtube channel.

After being mesmerised by the bike handling of Martyn, Danny MacAskill, and Chris Akrigg, I was saddened to learn that Martyn had broken his back in a fall  during the filming of this video which has pretty much left him paralysed from the waist down. The sad thing is that it will be a long long time, if ever, that he walks again. Some people might say that he has risked his life – I say he is living it. After all, look at the smile on Chris Akrigg’s face!

To Martyn – respect, courage, and “Party on”!