Jim Gladwell taking on the Scottish Hour Record on World Down’s Syndrome Day

We are thrilled that Track cyclist Jim Gladwell is supporting Down’s Syndrome Scotland this World Down’s Syndrome Day.

On the 21st of March Jim Gladwell will be taking to the track at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow in hopes of beating his own record for the Scottish Hour. Jim holds the current record for the Scottish Hour, the furthest distance travelled in one hour at the velodrome track, which he set in 1996. Jim has been inspired to take on this challenge by his daughter Violet, ahead of his challenge he said; “Violet is so determined and strong-willed and I’m going to try and take encouragement from her and reflect her determination in this record attempt. Children shouldn’t be defined by Down’s syndrome, and that’s why raising awareness is so important. Perceptions are changing but we need to keep going as some information and views people have are outdated.”We wish Jim all the best for his challenge, he will always be a record holder in our eyes!

You can visit Jim’s fundraising page here; https://www.justgiving.com/James-Gladwell1

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