A short film that attempts to articulate why Jon Wilson mountain bikes after loosing a leg to cancer as a young adult. A year after leaving college and newly wed, Jon was diagnosed with sarcoma soft tissue cancer. The only option was to have his leg amputated. The doctors told him before surgery that they didn’t know how far the cancer had spread and if it had spread to his lymph nodes then there would be no point in amputating the leg. When he woke from the operation he described it as bitter sweet to realise his leg had been removed and said it ‘was one of the happiest moments of my life’

Mountain biking has played a critical role in helping him sink his teeth back into life. According to the film producer he is “one of many who are lucky to get to call Jon a friend, as he is someone who does three important things for me in my life: he inspires me; he gives me perspective; and he puts me in my place.”


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