We are delighted to welcome Paralympic Wheelchair Tennis player Lucy Shuker as an ambassador for Team Hybrid.
Lucy made history at the London 2012 Paralympic Games alongside Jordanne Whiley winning Great Britain’s first ever Women’s Wheelchair Tennis medal.
Lucy will help to raise the profile of Team Hybrid hand cycles by actively promoting the benefits of our handcycle range in helping keep fit and having fun.
An active user of a Cougar Power Assist, Lucy enjoys hand cycling as part of her wheelchair tennis fitness program and also as part of leading an active lifestyle enabling her to take part in bike rides with friends.
Lucy started playing Wheelchair Tennis in 2002 following a motorbike accident, which left her paralysed from the chest down. She has gone on to represent Great Britain, at both the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Paralympics and was the first Brit to contest the wheelchair tennis events at all four Grand Slams, when she played in New York in 2013.
We very excited to be working with her and following her progress.
We are extremely proud that 2012 Paralympic Bronze medal winner Rob Womack has taken the opportunity to join Team Hybrid as an ambassador for our company, to help spread the word about the benefits of our handcycle range in helping keep fit and having fun. Rob a paraplegic since 2003, first invested in a Coyote manual handcycle, then went on to own a Viper power cycle and is now the proud owner of a Cougar power assisted handcycle.
Shot Putter Rob, first tried the sport at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, the birthplace of the Paralympic movement and he has been competing ever since. He represented Great Britain for the first time at the 2006 IPC Athletics World Championships in Assen, The Netherlands.
After narrowly missing out on going to the 2008 Beijing Paralympics, Rob made his Paralympic debut in London 2012 and produced a personal best throw of 11.34m in the F54/55/56 Shot Put to claim the Paralympic bronze medal.
Rob uses his Team Hybrid Cougar power-assisted handcycle for his cardio vascular training.
It’s great to have Rob on board.
We are excited to welcome David Proud as an ambassador. David Proud is an English Actor, Writer, Producer, and Consultant. He was born with Spina Bifida and uses a wheelchair. He only began his career in TV during his early twenties, having previously believed that it would be impossible for him to have a career in that field. His first professional acting role was as a wheelchair basketball player in the children’s TV series Desperados. David made History in 2009 becoming the first regular disabled actor to appear in the BBC prime time continuing drama, EastEnders. He has just appeared as series regular in ITV/Netflix Drama Marcella starring Anna Friel.
David is currently developing several projects with writer Paul Viragh for Television and Film. David has been commissioned by Unstoppable/ All3Media to co-write an original series with Noel Clarke.
David was listed in the Shaw Trust/Channel Four Top 100 Power List as one of the most influential disabled people of 2015. David was one of 20 Disabled artists in focus for Channel 4’s year of disability 2016, and works as a disability consultant for the British Film Institute.
Emma has been riding since the age of 4, and grew up through Moray and Nairn Pony Club where she loved Pony Club Games, and then onto Moray Riding Club where she got her taste for eventing.
August 2005 Emma fell off a friends horse when he reared whilst schooling on the flat leaving her with a spinal injury at L1. The next 8 months was spent in rehab at the Glasgow Spinal Unit. After discharge in April 2006, she began the quest of getting back to riding again, and did so in June 2006. By August 2007 Emma had gained enough strength and confidence to get back on board Murphy a former eventer, now turned para dressage star. Emma had been introduced to Para Dressage through Erik Mackechnie whom she met him in 2008, in 2010 when she gave her debut on the Para scene.