Fearless bike racer Mark Fincham has taken his national Superstock debut in his stride, slicing through the field to make up 13 places from the back of the grid at Brands Hatch at the end of October.
The former King's Lynn Marine, who lost a leg in a motorcycle accident in 2007, took his place in the 40 strong field for the final round of the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship just four months after escaping serious injury in a 120mph crash at Donnington. After qualifying in 39th place, Mark had to start at the back of the grid after switching from wet tyres to dry at the last minute when he spotted a dry strip on the circuit and clearing skies.
"I was delighted ...
Paralympic cyclist Jody Cundy, who became a household name after London 2012, has linked up with specialist insurance broker Chartwell to advertise its range of policies.
Jody, 34, a world and Paralympic swimming champion before repeating the feat when switching to the velodrome, has been sponsored by the Norfolk-based broker for several years.
But now he is lending his name to a new advertising campaign that plays on his unfortunate false start in London, when officials denied him the chance to defend his 1km title won in Beijing in 2008.
The world record holder at the event, Jody's wheel became trapped in the starting gate but, after raising his hand to denote a ...
A former Marine whose leg was amputated after a road crash is embarking on a new fast track career in motorcycle racing.
Mark Fincham, 31, had part of his leg removed after a catastrophic accident in 2007 when he was hit by a car while riding his motorcycle.
Refusing to allow his injury to change his life, Mark went on to return to the Marines and, after joining Civvy Street last year, is now planning to combine working for the family engineering business with a busy programme of motorcycle racing.
Mark, who was born and raised in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, decided to join the Royal Marines after seeing a presentation at his sixth form and being told ...