David Smith MBE

Mind over matter

“I’ve battled through repeated surgery since very early childhood, and taught myself to walk again for the fourth time as recently as 2016.  A fierce love of excellence in Sport has been my constant saviour throughout.  Having access to the right facilities for recovery, training and then performance is key.  A velodrome here in the North will be a total gamechanger for riders of every kind, and reveal the talent hidden in our communities.”


Paralympic Games 1

Para World Championships 2

Represented GB at karate, bobsleigh, rowing & cycling