Grant Allen was born and raised in the small country town of Auburn, South Australia. Growing up on a small farm, he rode BMX, digging jumps, having fun and always pushing the limits.

Grant moved to Adelaide after finishing high school and started working in a bike shop, extending his riding experience to mountain bikes. He travelled overseas to work with bike brands shooting parts for mountain bike films and competing in events such as the Red Bull Rampage in the Utah desert.

In 2011 Grant was preparing to head back to Red Bull Rampage. While out riding, he overshot a large jump and crashed, suffering a spinal cord injury. After five weeks in rehab, he says he got “back to normal life, albeit as a wheelchair user”. Good friends from the bicycle company, Trek immediately set about getting him a hand cycle to ride on the road and Grant’s …

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Date of birth
24 July 1980
Past Paralympic Games

Tokyo 2020

Physical Impairment – Paraplegia
How acquired
Cycling accident
Golden Grove, SA
Disability equipment provider
First competed for Australia
Sport career highlights

Red Bull Rampage, UCI Para Cycling World Cup podiums

Greatest sporting moments

Having fun riding his bike

Heroes/role models

My parents

Favourite quote
Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.


  • Sport: Para-cycling Classification: H4

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