One of the sport codes of the sport cycling, para cycling is a sport for the athletes with disability. It is also governed by the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale). Para Cycling constitutes of seven different events on road and track. The sport began in the 1980s with the riders who were visually impaired and who competed on a tandem with a sighted partner.
Para cycling was first performed in the Summer Paralympic Games in 1984, where it only contested the road races for the athletes with cerebral palsy. With time and advancement track cycling was also introduced with a variety of disabilities in various functional categories.
The road races are held on road up to a certain distance in every format of the race. The distance for both the men’s and women’s events is different. The track events are held on manmade tracks with different distances for both genders.
She is a road and track cyclist and former swimmer from United Kingdom. Sarah has won multiple gold medals at the Paralympics Games in both the sports codes. She is also a three-time British national track champion (able-bodied category).
Her major achievement is that she was the world champion for 27-times, out of which 22 were for cycling and 5 for swimming.
Katherine Horan is a para cyclist and runner from New Zealand. She has won a silvermedal at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics for Women’s 200m after which she switched to cycling. Horan has been appointed as a Member of the Order of Merit of New Zealand in 2017 for her commendable services to the Paralympic sport.