Ashley Beolens reminds us that you don't have to scale mountains to have an active outdoor lifestyle. It's just as easy to GetOutside on your doorstep.
Paralympian, outdoors lover and life adventurer.
Endurance wheelchair racer and paracyclist on her road to Tokyo 2020, Mel's training ground covers the lanes and hills of her Cotswolds home, coastal climbs of South England and Welsh coastal paths and mountain passes of Scottish Isles. With her travelling basecamp 'Luna', Mel combines determination and passion for her sports career with her love of the great outdoors and the wilds of the UK.
When not training, Mel can be found bikepacking, sea swimming, kayaking, climbing, exploring, and finding any which way to climb a hill or achieve her adventure. She's also a supporter of I'mPossible and Beyond Barriers.
Through her sport and off-track tales, Mel aims to to challenge perceptions and bring an achievable insight into getting outside with a disability, by encouraging and supporting anyone facing barriers to get active outside.