Darren Hicks - Cycling
For Darren, sport in general, but Cycling in particular, has been a huge part of life since his earliest memories. “I have photos of me at around 4yrs old doing wheelies and jumps in my backyard!”.
Now 38, Hicks has 1 x Gold and 1 x Silver Paralympic Games medals, 2 x World Championship Golds, 6 x World Cup Golds and a long list of National Titles.
A Motor Vehicle Accident in 2014 led to the amputation of his Right Leg above the knee, as well as a serious break to his C2 Vertebrae. Whilst not an easy road back, Darren found a confidence through ParaCycling that he had never seen in himself before. He believes that sport has given him a new direction in life and an appreciation of where hard work and determination can take you. Lessons he is really looking forward to sharing with students through out the PBAC.
The best thing about being a SASI Athlete
The awesome support of SASI staff and our great training facilities.
My favourite food to fuel me as an Athlete
Weetbix!!! Breakfast is my favourite meal!
My favourite movie
Days Of Thunder
My favourite colours
Green and Gold “Go Aussies”
My sporting hero and why
I don’t think I have just one, I have always enjoyed watching people like Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Michael Schumacher because of their work ethic and determination.
My favourite posession
My bikes for sure!! To me, riding = Freedom!
The sporting activity I most like performing
Road Time Trial
If I wasn’t doing my current sport I would like to be
A Mentor or perhaps a Coach
The most important things in life
Family, having fun and working hard.
My Ambassador Activity tip
Simply do what you love, that way exercise is always fun!
My favourite way to keep active
Riding with friends
The sport I like watching the most
What sporting success looks like
This is completely individual and I feel can’t be any one goal or achievement.