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Andrew Trollope

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW10-1

Further personal information

Family
Partner Helen, one son [2020]
Residence
Salisbury, ENG
Occupation
Business Owner, Director
Languages
English
Higher education
Trade - Mechanic - Salisbury College of Technology: England

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried Para alpine skiing in 2009.
Why this sport?
He wanted to take up a sport that would give him the same adrenaline rush that he got from motocross. "After trying virtually every Para sport there is, without getting that buzz, I booked myself on a skiing course in Winter Park [CO, United States of America]. The trip was organised by a charity for people with spinal cord injuries called the Back Up Trust. I was hooked from the first day. I knew immediately that this was the sport for me and that I wanted to attempt to take it to the highest level."

General interest

Nicknames
Andy, Trolley (Facebook profile, 16 Jan 2019)
Hobbies
Water skiing. (Twitter profile, 15 Aug 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space. Life is for living and risks are for taking." (Facebook profile, 16 Jan 2019)
Other sports
Before his accident he competed in motocross at the British championships. (enhancetheuk.org, 25 Jun 2013)
Impairment
In July 2008 he was involved in a crash while competing at the British motocross championships. His injuries resulted in quadriplegia. (enhancetheuk.org, 25 Jun 2013)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He has worked in automotive mechanics since the 1980s, and owns a car and light commercial vehicle repair workshop called Brunel Motors in Salisbury, England. The business is located next to a taxi and bus hire business owned by his family since 1972. (Brunel Motor Services Facebook page, 23 Dec 2020; Facebook profile, 07 Dec 2020; LinkedIn profile, 01 Aug 2021; trollopetransport.co.uk, 2015; brunelmotorssalisbury.co.uk, 2015)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as a trustee of the British charity Enhance the UK, which aims to raise awareness around impairment. (disabilityawareness.training, 01 Jan 2021)