“We can all tell a sad story, but focusing on the negative elements is dangerous because it’ll shape the decisions we make. We can only benefit from telling positive stories, which will lead us to better decisions and more of the same,” says trials legend Martyn Ashton.
Listening to him speak, you wouldn’t think he’s suffered a life changing injury. But since 2013 Martyn has been fighting a battle to get back out there and enjoy the pleasures only two wheels can bring.
Gracing the pages of MBUK for the last 20-odd years, starring on covers and appearing in the mag more times than we can count, Martyn is a long-standing companion of the mag.
In the latest issue of MBUK we went riding with Martyn at BikePark Wales to find out what keeps him motivated and positive after his accident. Dislocating his T9 and T10 vertebrae that damaged his spinal cord, Martyn was paralysed from the waist down. But, that hasn’t stopped him from inspiring people to face their adversities and play the cards they’ve been dealt.
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