At just 14 years of age Molly Pattison has showed resilience and positivity that adults would have struggled to display in her position. An avid BMX racer, Molly fell ill last year and was diagnosed with acute demyelination which affected her balance, co-ordination and sensation. She has not been able to ride competitively since.
Not one to sit home and feel sorry for herself though, Pattison decided to get out there and take action. The youngster got involved with the Cycling Award for Young Volunteers and has since started her own BMX team, securing funds from sponsors, team kits and a team of 20 very enthusiastic riders.