Inspiring story from Freeman Talan Skeels-Piggins


Would you believe that a man paralyzed from the chest down could race a motorcycle?

Meet Talan Skeels-Piggins, a former Royal Navy Officer who doesn’t have the word “no” in his vocabulary. Tragically, he suffered a road accident that left the lower two-thirds of his body paralyzed.

This might be enough to slow down a normal person, but not Talan. In 2010, he competed in skiing in the Winter Paralympic Games. Not long after that, he found a way to return to what he loved most–racing motorcycles on the track.

As if that’s not impressive enough, in 2011 Talan founded The Bike Experience with his friend Russ O’Neil. Their goals? Helping other disabled riders to get back in the saddle and ride again in a safe environment.

Since then, The Bike Experience has become an officially registered charity. It’s helped more than 100 disabled motorcyclists to overcome their physical challenges and keep doing what they love most.

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