David Stone MBE, Paralympian, is a multiple medallist in cycling at the Summer Paralympic Games.

David first competed in the 2000 Paralympics in Sydney. He has since competed in the Beijing, London and Rio Games, winning three gold, one silver and two bronze medals.

Based in Leeds, he still feels blessed to call the Yorkshire Dales his office, where he trains most days.

David has Cerebral Palsy and competes on a tricycle in the T2 classification. He competes in both the road race and time trial events.

In 2009 David was awarded an MBE for his astonishing Paralympic career. This was a great honour for David due to his granddad being awarded an MBE previously for services to the police.

Cycling has given me a range of things. At a younger age, and as a disabled person growing up, you come across lots of obstacles. Cycling gave me an outlet, something to get rid of all those frustrations. I was almost normal on a bicycle. It was my freedom and enjoyment.