Ben Rowlings is a Linlithgow based athlete who competes in the T34 100m, 400m and 800m wheelchair racing events for athletes with cerebral palsy.
Ben says the West Lothian Cycle Circuit would have a big impact on wheelchair racers in Scotland “This facility would benefit not just myself on the lead up to world championships and Paralympic Games but also other wheelchair athletes aspiring to reach the highest level.”
Originally from Shrewsbury, and studying at Stirling University, Ben moved to Linlithgow in 2019 with his partner Alice.
Ben has competed in three European Championships, three World Championships and the Rio 2016 Paralympics, winning two silver medals at the Euros.
Ben says: “To have a facility like the one planned would have a massive impact on my training leading up to major championships.”
“Although I am primarily a track athlete a large proportion of my training is done on roads to get the miles in, especially over the winter months. So having a facility like this on my doorstep would massively increase the quality, of not only my training but also my recovery in between sessions.”
“Having a facility like the one planned would also have a wider reaching impact on wheelchair racers in Scotland. To have a well kept, safe road that we could train on would bring in athletes from other parts of Scotland to Linlithgow.”
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