David Stone

David Stone

Triple Paralympics Cycling Gold medalist


British Cyclist David Stone has been cycling since the age of 8. He specialises in time trial events, making his international debut in the 1996 World Championships in Nottingham, UK and his Paralympic Games Debut in Sydney in 2000.

David took a break from the team in 2000 but whilst studying for a Social Work degree he began Cycling again and returned to the team in 2004. The next year, David became double European Champion in the Road Race and the Time Trial. A double Paralympic gold medallist at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games, David received an MBE to honour his achievements. In 2010 he was also recognised by his hometown, Leeds, as Sportsman of the Year.

His goal was to win an Olympic Medal on his home soil and at London 2012 David took bronze in his first event, the T1-2 Time Trial. In his second event, the T1-2 Road Race, Stone broke free from the competition on the final lap of the race to take gold with a seven second margin.

David has been sponsored by Farnell element14 for the last 4 years as a role model to our organisation, how focus and passion can break boundaries.