Spirit of Adventure

Dewsbury man's adventure award for microlight adventure

Dave Sykes
David Sykes flew over 20 countries in his microlight to reach Australia. "Much easier than in my wheelchair!"

A paraplegic from West Yorkshire, David Sykes flew his microlight from the UK to Australia and was awarded this trophy for "the spirit of adventure". The Royal Automobile Club awarded the Segrave Trophy for the three-month trip – "An outstanding demonstration of transportation by land, air or water".

Full story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-18671000