Craig Preece is nothing short of an inspiration. His tragic and horrendous injuries were the result of an Improvised Explosive Device during his service in Afghanistan.
Following severe damage to both legs, Craig made the huge decision to have his right leg, which was negatively affecting his movement, amputated.
Since then, Craig has benefitted from the Military to Mentors programme which was funded by Walking With The Wounded and has used cycling as a vital part of his rehabilitation, due to his difficulty running. Please watch the official Trois Etapes Team launch video, in which Craig explains that he is lacking one calf, which makes up-hill cycling more of a challenge. The fact that he has qualified to be a part of this team is a testament to his resolve and determination.
Craig received a bespoke carbon fibre prosthesis, which has helped him develop his cycling. He discusses this in his recent audio diary – please click here to listen. He was also selected to carry the Olympic Flame prior to heading to France for the Trois Etapes – click here to see more.
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