Born with Cerebral Palsy, Nicolas Hamilton is breaking stereotypes by racing in the highest level of the British Touring Car Championship. He has overcome adversity to prove to the world that a disability does not define you, facing uphill challenges head on to compete with able bodied drivers. As the first disabled person to compete in the BTCC, Nicholas is a role model to future drivers, proving that physical limitations do not dictate your future.
When Nicolas was told that he would spend his life in a wheelchair, unable to live unaided, he took a stand - literally. After years of gruelling training, he is now able to not only walk unaided but race against able bodied drivers. Armed with his "can do" attitude, he tours the speaking circuit, sharing his story with captivated audiences. His speeches are structured by insightful topics, like Breaking Down Barriers and Learning From Failure, offering audiences actionable strategies as well as an inspiring story. For corporate audiences, Nicolas helps them to set and achieve realistic goals, tailored to his specific guests' industry.
From the moment Nicolas could understand his condition, he was determined to prove his doctors wrong. Following years of hard work, he was offered a position in the Renault Clio Cup series, an incredibly prestigious race in British motorsports. A self-described "trial by fire", the challenge showcased Nicolas' resilience and perseverance, and led a thriving motorsports career. In 2011, he featured in a BBC documentary that reached 2.1 million viewers in a single night. The ripple effect was instantaneous, and helped audiences to understand Nicolas' condition.
As a speaker, Nicolas represents the millions of disabled people in the UK who don't have a voice. He is using his passion for sport to help young people embrace their potential, and push themselves to their limits. In 2019, Nicolas raced in the British Touring Car Championship, proving once again that only you can define your limits. For Nicolas, once he decided that he had no limits, he hasn't looked back since.
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