Cycling UK member Natalie Wilson is a cyclist with Wokingham Cycling Club, and calls herself ‘Zebra on a Bike’. After a childhood of strange symptoms, at university Natalie was diagnosed Elhers Danlos Syndrome, a complex combination of genetic conditions which can cause a range of debilitating and painful symptoms. Thanks to a recumbent trike, cycling quickly became a way Natalie could safely and reasonably comfortably stay active and enjoy being outdoors.
This June, Natalie finished an incredible 5000-mile self-supported journey around the UK’s coastline, including a stop to run the Brighton Half Marathon, raising awareness of her condition and as well as money for Ehlers-Danlos Support UK. She became the first disabled female cyclist to cycle the entirety of the UK coastline.