Mark Colbourne MBE

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Name: Mark Colbourne
Nationality: British
Home: Tredegar, South Wales
Sport: Cycling

Twitter: @MarkColbourne


Mark Colbourne is a British Paralympic cyclist who claimed Gold in the C1 3K pursuit in a world record time of 3 mins 53.970secs, and two Silver medals in the C1-2-3 time trial and the C1-3 kilo at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

A keen athlete from a young age, Mark represented Wales in Volleyball at an international level between 1990 and 1993, competing in three British Championships. He also has a background in the Triathlon. In May 2009, Mark had to do an emergency landing when his paragliding wing collapsed, breaking his back in the fall.

With his passion for sport, Mark continued training and competed in the Welsh indoor Adaptive Rowing Championships, while still working part time as a consultant in sales and management. In May 2010, Mark set himself a target of competing in his first Para-Cycling event and went on to win two Gold medals at the Wales GP in Newport. After becoming a guest rider for the GB Para-Cycling Team he went on to join the squad in June 2011. He describes his greatest achievement as winning Gold in the pursuit at the 2012 UCI Para-cycling World Track Championships in Los Angeles.

After retiring in 2013, Mark is now a full time motivational speaker, speaking at numerous corporate events around the country for the likes of The Co-operative, Deloitte and Leicester Tigers. With a genuine passion for inspiring change within people and organisations, Mark is rightly in-demand. The power of his story in addition to the company-specific key messages will leave any audience with a whole new perception that they can use to benefit themselves both personally and professionally.

Major Achievements

2012 GOLDC1 London Paralympics
2012 SILVERC1-2-3 London Paralympics
2012 SILVERC1-3 London Paralympics
2012 SILVER C1 UCI Road World Cup, Spain
2012 SILVER C1 UCI Road World Cup, Italy
2012 GOLDC1 UCI Track World Champs, USA
2012 SILVER C1 UCI Track World Champs, USA
2011 SILVER C1 UCI World Cup, Canada
2011 BRONZE C1 UCI World Cup, Spain