Written by Ruth Wilson
“I took up duathlon/triathlon when I was diagnosed with parkinsons and with the help of former British TT Champion, Kevin Dawson I represented Great Britain at age group level.
2016: 4th European Duathlon
2015: 3rd Euro Duathlon/5th World Duathlon
2014: 6th Euro/4th World
This year I was very lucky to have a bike sponsored by British engineering company, Spencer-Group. This gave me the opportunity to train with the use of DI2 gearing as I struggle with standard gears on my affected side.
On 15th May I represented GB at Paratriathlon in the ITU WTE in Spain. To my horror my bike wasn’t UCI legal so I had to borrow my eldest daughter’s bike (which doesn’t have electric gearing). After each lap I became increasingly distressed due to the discomfort I endured when changing gears.
I am due to be racing in Strathclyde this weekend and I am dreading the bike leg. I have tried to hire a bike to compete in the event but I am unable to find one with the specs I need to race. Spencer-Group have been so generous with a bike for me and I am heartbroken that I cannot use it.”
Can You Help?
Ruth needs a 48 carbon TT frame (ITU regulation) with Di2 gearing.
If you can help please contact Tri Radar: firstname.lastname@example.org