One-armed biker set to compete in one of World's most dangerous races

Chris Ganley says he wants to compete in the TT in 2023. Credit: ITV West Country

An Army veteran from Clevedon who lost an arm in a motorbike accident is now training to compete in one of the deadliest races in the world.

28-year-old Chris Ganley wants to become the first ever one-armed biker to race in the Isle of Man TT.

Cari Davies went to Castle Combe circuit to see him in action:

  • Credit to ITV Sport and the Roos Brothers for use of some of their footage.

Mr Ganley served two tours of Afghanistan but in 2014 a motorbike accident almost killed him.

He lost his left arm in the accident.

Mr Ganley served on the front lines during two tours of Afghanistan Credit: Chris Ganley

Mr Ganley says despite the injury he was back on his bike six months after the crash.

He now races using a modified bike.

The 28-year-old competes in the Thundersport GB Championship and took third place in his first track race.

The bike Mr Ganley uses has been modified. Credit: ITV West Country

Now the Mr Ganley wants to be the first to race the Isle of Man TT with only one arm.

The TT is a notoriously difficult road race.

Despite the challenges that he faces to compete in the race, Mr Ganley says he is mentally prepared.

Mr Ganley has set himself a target to complete the Isle of Man TT in 2023.

Chris is now raising money so he can set up a disabled racing team, giving other disabled riders the chance to compete.