Club member competes in the Special Olympics

A lot of Seahaven members will know one of our riders, Mickey Hughes, an ‘ enthusiastic’ 22 year old rider regularly seen out on the hills and tracks! What you may not know, is that Mickey, who is autistic, recently took part in the UK National Special Olympics which took place in Sheffield, over the course of a week in August.

Mickey proudly came home with 2 Bronze Medals, one for the 10k and one for the 15k time trials! He also came a very respectable 4th in the 25k, finishing just 2 seconds behind the winner, a very exciting race!  Unfortunately, television coverage of the games was extremely limited, but Mickey managed to get himself in the background of a 10 second slot on the national news!

Following on from his success in the games, Mickey has been asked by the Special Olympics South East Region, to put himself forward for possible selection for the ‘World’ games in Abu Dabi in 2019! I’m sure that everyone in the club wishes him all the very best of luck with his application: he will find out if he’s been selected in January 2018.

Mickey, along with his mum and dad, Lynn and Jim, would like to say a huge thank you to everyone in the club for all their help and support shown to him since joining the club.

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Huge congrats, Mickey. You’ve done amazingly since your first rides with the club – all those evenings riding Friston Forest in mud and rain. We’re all very proud of you.