The opening ceremony for the 2012 Paralympics is tonight - there are 11 days of action ahead with the British team aiming to smash their medal total from the Beijing games where they won 102.
Hoping to land our first gold is one of this country's most successful Paralympians, Manchester's Sarah Storey.
Around 50 athletes from the North West will compete at the Paralympic Games in London.
Daniel Hewitt takes a look at some of the ones to watch.
The Paralympic Games opening ceremony will be held in London tonight. Hoping for a gold medal will be Manchester cycling star Sarah Storey. She is taking part in her sixth Paralympics.