One of the things that’s both frustrating and inspiring is pro athletes having to crowdfund to compete in their sport. Frustrating, for obvious reasons, but inspiring because the fan community really helps them. There are three very different ones running fro British women cyclists right now – Para-cycling, MTB and road racing, and here’s how you can help.
Hannah Dines is a Scottish Para-cyclist, who competed in the 2016 Paralympics in the tricycle road races. She’s having a hard time right now – she recently lost her UK Sport funding, and on top of that, has had her racing trike destroyed, when her car was stolen and set on fire, with the trike inside it. As you can imagine, these both put a large dent in her goal of medaling at the 2010 Paralympics.
Her insurance won’t cover the cost of a new trike, so she’s raising the money herself – and anything she raises over her goal of £7,454 will be donated to the Neil’s Wheels bike shop, so that other disabled people can get their own specialised sports equipment. The
Read more about her crowdfunder, and please do donate, if you can. Follow Hannah on twitter, find out more about her in this articles by the Herald, read her blog about why ride a trike, and in this video about Rio, which also was crowd-funded, by handcyclist Karen Darke: