Samantha Kinghorn is a Scottish World Champion wheelchair racer, after an accident when she was 14 Samantha was unable to walk but after being introduced to wheelchair sports by her physiotherapist, she took up wheelchair racing.
Samantha is part of the Glasgow disability sports club Red Star where she is coached by Ian Mirfin MBE. Samantha is classed as T53 para-athlete, she is the fastest ever British female wheelchair racer and holds many medals such as a gold in IPC 2014 European Championships for women’s 400m as well as 2 golds from the 2017 IPC Athletics World Championships for 100m and 200m.
Samantha has also taken part in the Paralympics representing Team GB, most recently the 2020 Tokyo games where she won silver in the T53 400m and a bronze in the T53 100m.
Samantha uses Bike Box Alans Invictus Racing Wheelchair Box, the latest addition to the bike box Alan range designed especially for racing wheelchairs.
All 3 wheels fit inside which is perfect for storage and when traveling with extra luggage. The Invictus also includes 3 lengths of protective foam padding, steel clasps and cushioned Velcro straps. All of these elements and the many more the Invictus has is what keeps your racing wheelchair safe for any journey, ensuring it will arrive as good as new!
It has a specially formulated hard plastic shell with a unique central overlapping section to provide extra protection. As well as all of these already amazing features the Invictus is also designed to be towed behind a wheelchair giving you more flexibility when you have other luggage.
To check if your racing wheelchair fits, please do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope this blog has given you some information about the amazing Samantha Kinghorn and our Invictus Racing Wheelchair Box. Bike Box Alan – Built To Last
A Little About Us
Alan is a lifelong cyclist who has travelled with his bike since the early 1970s, initially for his international track and road career and then as a club cyclist to mountain bike and road bike venues.
In 2003, no longer happy with a cardboard box to transport his bike, Alan purchased a damaged second-hand Italian plastic hard case box, a box that was acknowledged at the time as being the market leader yet surprisingly, only had a 1-year guarantee! The box had 3 broken (non-serviceable) caster wheels, all the plastic catches were broken and 3 of the caster wheels had broken through the wheel arches on the shell of what seemed to Alan to be a very brittle plastic box.
After trying unsuccessfully to get the manufacturer to assist or provide spare parts Alan successfully fixed the box himself and used it during 2003.
Soon, word spread in the cycle industry fraternity and before long Alan’s engineering workshop was full of faulty Italian bike boxes. Alan the entrepreneur saw it as an opportunity to exploit a potential gap in the market. To succeed, the newly designed box had to be radically different from the Italian box. A root and branch design initiative were required, better plastic, individual cushioned straps for all the loose components, anti-crush pole, customizing options, steel clasps, strong yet serviceable caster wheels, and most of all, a class leading 7 year guarantee instead of the industry standard 1 year guarantee.
Alan set up Bike Box Alan in 2005 and since then his bike boxes have won every accolade in product comparison reports from cycling and triathlon magazines from around the world.