Martyn Ashton made a name for himself in stunt biking and cycling. He became a YouTube sensation in October of 2012 when he posted his Road Bike Party video where he performed stunts usually seen on Mountain Bikes and BMX, using a Pinarello Dogma 2 road bike.
During a trial demo on September 1st, 2013; Ashton dislocated his T9 and T10 vertebrae when he fell backwards off of a 10-foot high bar at the Silverstone’s Moto GP in England. The accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. When this happened, Ashton was in the middle of filming his sequel, Road Bike Party 2. Determined not to let this end his career and passion, Martyn Ashton finished off his Road Bike Party 2 video with the help of Chris Akrigg and Danny Macaskill.
In 2015, two years after his paralyzing accident, he came back on a mountain bike designed just for him. Just look at the sheer joy in his face as he careens down those slopes in these two videos.
The message; nothing can stop you if you don’t allow it.