Darren Hicks (OAM) is an Australian Paralympic cyclist who has won medals at several World Road and Track Championships, including two gold. His right leg was amputated above the knee as a consequence of a road crash in 2014. At the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, he won a gold and a silver medal. I’m not sure if Darren is a maniac or complete inspiration, so I’m going with inspirational maniac. He recently rode 205 kms in just under six and a half hours at an average of 32kph powered only by his left leg. I’m an Exercise Scientist and I had no idea that was (is) even possible! This was an interesting chat with a bloke who’s been through some serious sh*t but has come out the other side and pretty amazing human. Enjoy.