I originally created this page when I was trying to qualify for London 2012 and kept it going through to Rio 2016. Now I'm going for one last Games: Tokyo 2020, but this time it's going to be much, much harder...

Monday, 18 May 2015

The Rio Leg take a BIG Step Forward

Fundraising efforts for my Rio 2016 Prosthetic leg take a big step forward today, as I'm pleased to announce that Eastmond Medicomm Ltd ( are coming on board as a key sponsor of the project.

Eastmond Medicomm are one of the UK's leading boutique medical communication agencies. They will be providing a substantial portion of the funds needed to complete this project: the design, development and production of a new prosthetic leg specifically designed for cycling (and in particular, for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games). 

Nigel Eastmond, Director of Eastmond Medicomm, is enthused by this: "It is fabulous that Colin is at the top of his sport that he regularly competes in events and places highly. His dedication to physical performance in the face of mechanical and neurological compromise is remarkable, and we are proud to encourage Colin's endeavours. We hope that a new, more comfortable leg will help Colin to focus on delivering power to the pedals without ongoing pain."

For my part, I am more than pleased to have Eastmond Medicomm as a partner. I have been in discussions with them for the past several years over their desire to become more involved with the paracycling movement. And their dedication to performance and professionalism is a good fit with my own approach. I relate well to their medical focus, and I look forward to a lasting relationship.

Eastmond Medicomm will be promoting my activities in social media and highlighting the successes afforded by the sheer physical effort and uncompromising emotional commitment of not just myself, but all Paralympic cyclists.

The project will de documented both on this site, and also via a new twitter feed:

In the meantime, the fund-raising efforts still continue in order to reach the initial funding target set out. This will allow the leg to be built and tested the best possible way, and will ultimately deliver the best results! If you are interested in being a part of the project, ANY donation, small or large, can still be made at

About Eastmond Medicomm
Founded in 2010, Eastmond Medicomm Ltd is a medical communication agency providing intelligent consultancy and deliverables to the global pharmaceutical, biotech and devices industries, as well as contract services to other med comms agencies. Contact Eastmond Medicomm via or