After a successful career in athletics which culminated in selection for the Beijing Paralympic Games, Neil decided to make the switch to para-cycling and joined the squad in April 2009.
The switch has proved to be an incredibly successful one with Neil now a ten time world track champion and a Paralympic gold medallist.
His first taste of gold was at a home track world championships in Manchester in 2009 where he won the tandem B sprint and kilo titles piloted by Barney Storey. He repeated this feat in 2011 in Montichiari, this time alongside Craig Maclean.
At the final major event before London 2012 he won a silver in the tandem B kilo, teaming up with Barney Storey, and it was this partnership that would be selected for London 2012.
At the Games Neil and Barney won gold in the tandem B kilo and came second in the tandem B sprint against team-mates Anthony Kappes and Craig Maclean.
Following his success at London Neil was partnered up with a new pilot, Pete Mitchell, and the pair have enjoyed incredible success winning kilo and sprint gold for three successive years, making them hot favourites for Rio.
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