A paralysed woman who completed this year's London marathon wearing a robotic suit is preparing to cycle from Paris to London.
Leicestershire woman Claire Lomas who has been competing in the London marathon despite being paralysed, finished the race today.
Sir Richard Branson pledges a trophy for Leicestershire marathon woman Claire Lomas.
A paralysed athlete who completed last year's London marathon in a robotic suit, has almost completed her latest challenge.
Claire Lomas from Leicestershire is expected to finish her 400 mile bike ride from Nottingham to London later today.
Claire Lomas, who was left paralysed after a freak horse riding accident in 2007, is visiting school children as part of her latest fundraising effort to raise money for Spinal Research.
Today she began a 400-mile hand-cycle ride from Nottingham to London, and she's visiting schools along the way.
She completed last year's London Marathon in a robotic suit which, despite her paralysis, allowed her to complete the 26.2 mile course on her own two feet.
This morning, after setting off on the bike ride from Nottingham Trent University, she stopped off at the Greythorn Primary School in West Bridgford, to talk to pupils about her challenge and show them the robotic legs, which she now affectionately calls Fred!
A paralysed athlete who completed last year's London marathon in a robotic suit, has set off on her latest challenge.
Claire Lomas from Leicestershire is beginning a 400 mile bike ride from Nottingham to London.
She told ITV News Central how training with friends helped pull her through difficult training days.
Other cyclists have joined Claire Lomas at the launch of her latest challenge to cycle 400 miles on a hand-cycle from Nottingham to London.
The 33-year-old from Melton Mowbray, was paralysed form the waist down in a horse riding accident in May 2007.
Last year Claire completed the London Marathon using a specially designed robotic suit.
But she's described this latest fundraising challenge as potentially her toughest yet.
That's because she will not only be cycling, but will also be changing into the robotic legs to give talks at schools along the route.
Claire Lomas from Leicestershire, who last year became the first paraplegic to complete the London Marathon on foot, has been training for her next big challenge – to hand cycle 400 miles from Nottingham to London.
Claire was left without the use of her legs after an accident in 2007, but says the years since have been the best of her life.
A woman from Leicestershire who became the first paraplegic person to complete the London Marathon on foot, is training for her next challenge – hand cycling 400 miles from Nottingham to London.
Claire Lomas also lit the Paralympic cauldron in London's Trafalgar's Square, gave birth and married.
She says it's been the best year of her life.
Claire Lomas is training today for her big challenge at the end of April when she hand cycles from Nottingham to London. That is the equivalent of a marathon a day over three weeks.
Claire was paralysed from the waist down when she was injured in a horse riding accident. Last year she became the first person to complete the London Marathon using a robotic walking suit in a time of 17 days.
This year Claire will be cycling down to London with 60 other riders in a specially designed wheelchair.
ITV Central caught up with Claire Lomas from Leicestershire to reflect on her incredible year of 2012.
Claire was paralysed from the waist down after having a horse riding accident, but this didn't put her off completing the London Marathon using a specially-designed robotic suit.
Here's a look back at Claire's incredible year.