After a dark and painful battle with depression.
I attempted suicide.
But, I survived.
A breakup with my girlfriend made me feel like life was no longer worth living.
I attempted suicide by crashing my car into a concrete barrier at 70 miles per hour.
Miraculously, I walked away from the crash without a single physical injury.
I'd never been religious or spiritual, but sitting in the hospital chapel I thanked God for saving my life.
I believed I'd been kept alive for a reason and it was my job to find out why.
This was the beginning of my spiritual awakening.
I knew I had to give up my party lifestyle, so I quit alcohol and made a vow to change my life.
I then had an epiphany that I should try and cycle around the world.
Although I was still depressed, unfit, overweight and definitely not a cyclist.
This was my way of doing it.
On the one year anniversary of my suicide attempt.
I set off from Scotland by bike, attempting to cycle around the world.
This was the story of one boy’s journey to happiness.
A year later I was in my 14th country and having cycled 10,000 miles, I decided to quit my cycle.
I was the happiest and healthiest I'd ever been and the cycle saved my life.
After coming home, I struggled with what to do next and spent a long time in a vicious cycle of going back on the bike and then coming home again.
Eventually I knew I needed to commit myself to something and I decided that I would give myself to cycling and take care of unfinished business.
the impossible dream
This is now my journey of becoming a world champion athlete.
1. Warm up: Cycle around the world.
2. World record: Fastest cycle around the world
3. Olympic Champion: Gold Medal Paris 2024
3. World Champion: Win the Tour De France.
This is my Impossible Dream.
By being the best I can be, I hope to inspire others to do the same.
I want to show what’s possible for those who dare to dream their impossible dream.
That's my why.