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  • Birthday 06/17/1971

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    Luton, England
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    Motorcycling (road & race), squash & golf...<br>also work for Limbless Association in London

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    Amputee
  • Amputation Type:
    LBK
  • Amputation Date:
    4th June 2000
  • Amputation Cause:
    Isle of Man TT Races
  1. scott_racer

    Help me shift my mortorcycle

    you may find some useful links on my website www.disabledmotorsport.co.uk rgds scott
  2. scott_racer

    Motorcycle Track & Info Day 20Sep04

    Track Day Report The Limbless Association's inaugural Amputee Motorcycle Track & Information Day was held at Donington Park on Monday 20th September and proved to be incredibly successful and rewarding day for the +300 attendees. More than one hundred and twenty riders (including upper limb, lower limb amputees, Prosthetists, Occupational Therapists and friend's) spent the day riding around the Grand Prix circuit. Onlookers were amazed to see one-armed and one-legged bikers outbraking and out pacing able-bodied riders. Throughout the day there were inspirational sights to see. In addition to the track action, twenty motorcycle/amputee related stands exhibited in the conference centre. These included prosthetics, adaptive technology (such as thumb operated gearshifters), tailor made motorcycle clothing, motorcycle support groups, road safety organisations, trike and quad manufacturers. Honda Racing were very generous supporters of the event. They displayed two of their championship racing motorcycles, which were accompanied by their team racer Michael Rutter and Race Co-ordinator Simon Buckmaster (himself a below knee amputee) who signed autographs and answered questions all day. Recently crowned British Superbike champion John Reynolds was amongst numerous other celebrity motorsport guests who were genuinely astonished by what they saw, both in the conference centre and on the circuit. Honda (along with and Allan Jefferies Motorcycles) also provided motorcycles for the events 'Amputee Pillion Laps', which proved to be incredibly popular. Amputees, paraplegics and able-bodied volunteers took a chance in a lifetime series of laps, as pillion passengers to international racers Naill Mackenzie, Mike Edwards and Dave Wood. The delight and exhilaration on every pillion's face, as they completed their laps, was a sight to behold and an experience they will never forget. David Rose, a LA Vice President, was one such thrilled passenger who recommended it so highly that he persuaded his son to have a go too! Prosthetist Jamie Gillespie gave a very informative and well received presentation, to more than fifty attendees, about prosthetics for motorsport and encouraged 'users' to build a good relationship with their Prosthetist, to achieve an appropriate specialist limb. The purpose to the day was 'sharing information', and to hopefully inspire others. All the prosthetic companies found the day incredibly beneficial, listening to 'users' about their need and offering their support. Amputees also found it very informative to see what products, or possible solutions to their goals, were available. Special thanks go to volunteer helpers Sally Shelley and Tony Crowe who significantly contributed to making the day such a success. Throughout the day, event organiser Scott Richardson (LA's Outreach Officer) was inundated with enquiries as to when next year's one is, so it may very well become part of the LA's calendar...
  3. scott_racer

    FriendĀ“s brother dies in bike accident

    Track Day Report The Limbless Association's inaugural Amputee Motorcycle Track & Information Day was held at Donington Park on Monday 20th September and proved to be incredibly successful and rewarding day for the +300 attendees. More than one hundred and twenty riders (including upper limb, lower limb amputees, Prosthetists, Occupational Therapists and friend's) spent the day riding around the Grand Prix circuit. Onlookers were amazed to see one-armed and one-legged bikers outbraking and out pacing able-bodied riders. Throughout the day there were inspirational sights to see. In addition to the track action, twenty motorcycle/amputee related stands exhibited in the conference centre. These included prosthetics, adaptive technology (such as thumb operated gearshifters), tailor made motorcycle clothing, motorcycle support groups, road safety organisations, trike and quad manufacturers. Honda Racing were very generous supporters of the event. They displayed two of their championship racing motorcycles, which were accompanied by their team racer Michael Rutter and Race Co-ordinator Simon Buckmaster (himself a below knee amputee) who signed autographs and answered questions all day. Recently crowned British Superbike champion John Reynolds was amongst numerous other celebrity motorsport guests who were genuinely astonished by what they saw, both in the conference centre and on the circuit. Honda (along with and Allan Jefferies Motorcycles) also provided motorcycles for the events 'Amputee Pillion Laps', which proved to be incredibly popular. Amputees, paraplegics and able-bodied volunteers took a chance in a lifetime series of laps, as pillion passengers to international racers Naill Mackenzie, Mike Edwards and Dave Wood. The delight and exhilaration on every pillion's face, as they completed their laps, was a sight to behold and an experience they will never forget. David Rose, a LA Vice President, was one such thrilled passenger who recommended it so highly that he persuaded his son to have a go too! Prosthetist Jamie Gillespie gave a very informative and well received presentation, to more than fifty attendees, about prosthetics for motorsport and encouraged 'users' to build a good relationship with their Prosthetist, to achieve an appropriate specialist limb. The purpose to the day was 'sharing information', and to hopefully inspire others. All the prosthetic companies found the day incredibly beneficial, listening to 'users' about their need and offering their support. Amputees also found it very informative to see what products, or possible solutions to their goals, were available. Special thanks go to volunteer helpers Sally Shelley and Tony Crowe who significantly contributed to making the day such a success. Throughout the day, event organiser Scott Richardson (LA's Outreach Officer) was inundated with enquiries as to when next year's one is, so it may very well become part of the LA's calendar...
  4. scott_racer

    Motorcycle Track & Info Day 20Sep04

    Track Day Report The Limbless Association's inaugural Amputee Motorcycle Track & Information Day was held at Donington Park on Monday 20th September and proved to be incredibly successful and rewarding day for the +300 attendees. More than one hundred and twenty riders (including upper limb, lower limb amputees, Prosthetists, Occupational Therapists and friend's) spent the day riding around the Grand Prix circuit. Onlookers were amazed to see one-armed and one-legged bikers outbraking and out pacing able-bodied riders. Throughout the day there were inspirational sights to see. In addition to the track action, twenty motorcycle/amputee related stands exhibited in the conference centre. These included prosthetics, adaptive technology (such as thumb operated gearshifters), tailor made motorcycle clothing, motorcycle support groups, road safety organisations, trike and quad manufacturers. Honda Racing were very generous supporters of the event. They displayed two of their championship racing motorcycles, which were accompanied by their team racer Michael Rutter and Race Co-ordinator Simon Buckmaster (himself a below knee amputee) who signed autographs and answered questions all day. Recently crowned British Superbike champion John Reynolds was amongst numerous other celebrity motorsport guests who were genuinely astonished by what they saw, both in the conference centre and on the circuit. Honda (along with and Allan Jefferies Motorcycles) also provided motorcycles for the events 'Amputee Pillion Laps', which proved to be incredibly popular. Amputees, paraplegics and able-bodied volunteers took a chance in a lifetime series of laps, as pillion passengers to international racers Naill Mackenzie, Mike Edwards and Dave Wood. The delight and exhilaration on every pillion's face, as they completed their laps, was a sight to behold and an experience they will never forget. David Rose, a LA Vice President, was one such thrilled passenger who recommended it so highly that he persuaded his son to have a go too! Prosthetist Jamie Gillespie gave a very informative and well received presentation, to more than fifty attendees, about prosthetics for motorsport and encouraged 'users' to build a good relationship with their Prosthetist, to achieve an appropriate specialist limb. The purpose to the day was 'sharing information', and to hopefully inspire others. All the prosthetic companies found the day incredibly beneficial, listening to 'users' about their need and offering their support. Amputees also found it very informative to see what products, or possible solutions to their goals, were available. Special thanks go to volunteer helpers Sally Shelley and Tony Crowe who significantly contributed to making the day such a success. Throughout the day, event organiser Scott Richardson (LA's Outreach Officer) was inundated with enquiries as to when next year's one is, so it may very well become part of the LA's calendar...
  5. scott_racer

    For Showers andSwimmers

    I use one of these (and have actually had my beach activity leg condemed, as this is sooooo much better and i no longer have a need for it!) http://www.zerosox.com/ The good thing about these kind of covers is that you can wear your everyday leg, rather than an uncomfortable beach activity leg, which you perhaps have not worn for 6-months. I swim & shower with a zerosox and find it 100% successful. I dont think they do a version long enough for an AK unfotunately. Scott
  6. scott_racer

    New amputee

    Annie, Your posting echoes my situation 4 years ago. I too had a motorcycle accident, resulting in a left below knee amputation (amungst many other injuries, particuarly to my right leg). My two daughters were 2 and 5 at the time. I have found that children are a very acceptive of my 'change' (often more so than adults). My two are proud of their daddy with one leg and often talk about it in class. I now work for the Limbless Association, where we operate a Volunteer Visitors service. We have approx. 300 amputees nationwide who are willing to talk openly about their experiences and answer general questions (obviously medical/clinical advice cannot be given, nor should be asked). The smallest thing can be the biggest worry for an impending or recent amputee. Often its the 'unknown' which is the greatest fear. We endevour to match by gender, age, level of amputation & location where possible. If you are interested in this service, feel free to contact me and i will be happy to assist you. Scott Richardson Outreach Officer Limbless Association Tel. 0208 788 1777 (Ext. 21)
  7. scott_racer

    Motorcycle Track & Info Day 20Sep04

    visit http://www.disabledmotorsport.co.uk for full details
  8. scott_racer

    Hello you biker holics

    visit www.disabledmotorsport.co.uk better still, attend the Amputee Motorcycle Track & Information Day on Monday 20th September at Donington Park. Scott Richardson Limbless Association 0208 788 1777
  9. scott_racer

    How Many Bikerholics?

    In case any of you have not heard, or forgotten, on Monday 20th September there is an Amputee's Motorcycle Track & Information Day at Donington Park. go to:- www.disabledmotorsport.co.uk for all the info, or contact me at the Limbless Association on 0208 788 1777. There is an opportunity to have a pilion lap on the back of international racers (at a slow pace) for those interested, plus relevant trade stands and exhibitors. Rgds, Scott Richardson LBK
  10. scott_racer

    Motorcycle Track & Info Day 20Sep04

    If you DO want to do a pillion lap (or at least put your name down for it and bottle it on the day!) PLEASE register your interest with me via email, so i can add you to the (growning) list as places are limited... scott@limbless-association.org Rgds, Scott
  11. scott_racer

    Motorcycle Track & Info Day 20Sep04

    visit www.disabledmotorsport.co.uk for full details. rgds, Scott Limbless Association
  12. scott_racer

    Motorcycle Track & Info Day 20Sep04

    Wow, terrific responce already. OK, to answer your questions - Scooters are VERY welcome. I have invited a couple of scooter and automatic companties to attend. The automatic's make for ideal steads for an amputee (one less thing to worry about) I ride a super-scooter (600cc Honda Silverwing, which is brilliant and fast enough to pi$$ off much bigger and sportier bikes) Don, why not bring the other half to the ATID (Amputee Track & Info Day) to make her see sence! ;) The afoementioned Pillion Laps at the event will be carried out on Honda Pan European's, although i doubt they will have panniers for your beauty products. ;) Fianlly, this seems to have turning into a dating/matching debate. Maybe i should have a 'personels' area at the event?!?!?! :P Scott
  13. Hello everyone, Since working here at the Limbless Association, i have met numerous amputees who share the same reason for their limb loss as me - a motorcycle accident. Many of us (for some unexplicable reason to others) want to continue our passion of motorcycling. Therefore i planned to book half a dozen places on a motorcycle trackday. However, word has spread, the level of interest has has been brilliant, so much so that we are having a whole day at Donington with relevant trade stands, information, celebrity guests etc. etc. We are even offering pillion laps for those who otherwise may not be able to ride themselves, on the back of professional international racers. Please take a look at the website we have created for the event at www.disabledmotorsport.co.uk for more details. Or call me at the Limbless Assocaition on 0208 788 1777 Ext 21. Rgds, Scott Richardson Outreach Officer
  14. scott_racer

    I want to run!

    I did the Limbless Association's 5k Active Amps fun run earlier this year in Richmond Park, London. In my 3 years of rehab, following my LBK amputation, i had only run 20 metres down the corridor outside my office a few times. Hardly good preperation i know, but i was determined to finish. Which i did! In truth, instead of a 5k run, it was more like a 2.5k run/2.5k walk, but the satisfation in finishing was immense! I used my College Park footed leg for the run, which was actually fine. Although its not an out an out sports foot, it is a relatively high activity one which stores energy in it from the heel strike. This undoubtedly help me complete the course in 42 minutes. Not earth shattering to the outside world, but i felt on top of the world. The Limbless Association are having another one next year. check out http://www.limbless-association.org for information. Would i do a marathon? NO WAY! Thats why man invented engines! :D
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