Member of the Okhane Coaching Team
Michael Banks

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Michael Banks

Amateur cyclist on a mission to help and inspire others
Ever since a young age I have always been involved in sport. As a kid I played a lot of football, cricket and golf, and also started running from the age of around 16. Unfortunately when I was 20 I ruptured my anterior cruciate ligament in my left knee so sport was put on the back-burner for a while. At the age of 25 I took up running again, and have since completed many 5k, 10k, half-marathons and several marathons.

While on my journey to the 2015 London Marathon, I joined my local triathlon club to join in with their running sessions, but soon found myself also taking part in the swim and cycling sessions. In the Autumn of 2015 I completed my first super-sprint triathlon, which would lead me on a journey to take on my biggest challenge to date - Ironman Lanzarote. 

Recently I have had to again change my goals, as my long standing knee injury has finally caught up with me, and I now find it very difficult to run without pain, so my focus has switched to taking on some epic cycling challenges. As a member of the Okhane Coaching Team, I hope my journey will help keep me fit, and also inspire others to take up their own health and fitness journeys.

My Upcoming Challenges

30 April 2022

Everesting

All day
Three Locks Hill, Ivy Lane
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire MK17 9BH United Kingdom
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From the Blog

End of an Era

27 March, 2021 • 
Today I have made the decision to bring an end to something I love doing - running.
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Virtual Virgin London Marathon 2020

7 October, 2020 • 
I was not planning on entering a marathon again, but when the London Marathon announced that there was going to be a virtual marathon due to the COVID pandemic I […]
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My First Cycling Virtual Race

23 January, 2020 • 
This week I took a venture into a new world... the world of Virtual Sports, and more specifically, Virtual Racing on the Zwift platform.
Read More

From the Blog

End of an Era

27 March, 2021 • 
Today I have made the decision to bring an end to something I love doing - running.
Read More

Virtual Virgin London Marathon 2020

7 October, 2020 • 
I was not planning on entering a marathon again, but when the London Marathon announced that there was going to be a virtual marathon due to the COVID pandemic I […]
Read More

My First Cycling Virtual Race

23 January, 2020 • 
This week I took a venture into a new world... the world of Virtual Sports, and more specifically, Virtual Racing on the Zwift platform.
Read More
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