Mark, is a special needs young man. In his younger life, he swam regularly, for a team called King Fishers.They competed against other special needs teams, all over England. He excelled at this sport.Eventualy he a was selected to train with the England squad.We were all so proud when Mark was selected to swim in the 4 Nations Championships in Aberdeen, where he won a individual gold medal,then again selected for Swansea in the 4 Nations. Mark retired from swimming many years ago.About 4 years ago, he started training with a Special Olympics team here on the Isle of Wight.This time athlectics. He repressents the Island several times a year, both inside and outside events. He is chosen for long jump,100 meters sprint and relay.He has also represented Southern Area in athletics. Marks co -ordination has never been great. He has always wanted to ride a bike, but never been able to. Whilst on holiday in Padstow, last year, my husband and me wanted to cycle the Camel Trail. I found you could hire an adult trike. Mark was very reluctant, but I managed to blackmail him with meals on me! Once he was of there was no stopping him. We managed to cycle just passed Wadebride and back. (about 12 miles.) This year were have revisited Padstow, more bike's and trike. This time Mark was really up for it., we got all the way to Bodmin and back. ( 24, miles.) He has achieved so much, well above the expectations of medical professionals.Mark is our inspiration,but overlooked by others.