Disabled athlete Adrian Derbyshire is getting ready to combine his successful anti-bullying and hate crime campaign with a new challenge as Club Captain of the Warrington Wolves Wheelchair Rugby League team.
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Former Prime Minister David Cameron has given Stop Hate campaigner Adrian Derbyshire a special Point Of Light award in recognition of the work he is doing on his round Britain hand-cycle tour.
The Points of Light award recognises outstanding individuals – people who are making a change in their community and inspiring others.
It has been developed in partnership with the hugely successful Points of Light programme in America, which was established by President George H W Bush, and has since recognised over 5,000 individuals and has the support of President Barack Obama.
What can Adrian do for you?
Do you think you have a group who could benefit from hearing Adrian’s message? He is happy to come and hold an awareness event for any interested group.
You only have to be with Adrian Derbyshire for five minutes and you know you’ve met a truly exceptional and inspirational man.
A man with a message that he’s determined to bring to as many people as possible on his marathon 2,000-mile hand-cycle tour of Britain
It all started as quite a simple idea – a four week trip covering a thousand miles to spread the message about stopping hate crime, going the extra mile, being positive role models.
But by the half-way stage it had grown from four weeks to six months and then to nine months and Adrian had already hand-cycled over 1,700 miles with more invitations for more talks and more visits pouring in all the time.