Neil Fachie

Neil Fachie MBE

Athlete Information

  • Region

    Aberdeen

  • Date of Birth

    12/03/1984

  • Classification

    Tandem B at Rio

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Bio

After a successful career in athletics which culminated in selection for the Beijing Paralympic Games, Neil decided to make the switch to para-cycling and joined the squad in April 2009.

The switch has proved to be an incredibly successful one with Neil winning a host of Paralympic and World Championships medals.

His first taste of gold was at a home Track World Championships in Manchester in 2009 where he won the tandem B sprint and kilo titles piloted by Barney Storey. He repeated this feat in 2011 in Montichiari, this time alongside Craig Maclean.

At the final major event before London 2012 he won a World Championship silver in the tandem B kilo, teaming up with Barney Storey, and it was this partnership that would be selected for London 2012.

At the Games Neil and Barney won gold in the tandem B kilo and came second in the tandem B sprint against team-mates Anthony Kappes and Craig Maclean.

Following his success at London Neil was partnered up with a new pilot, Pete Mitchell, and the pair have enjoyed incredible success winning kilo and sprint gold for three successive years.

At the World Championships in 2016 Neil won gold in the sprint and kilo and then claimed a silver at the Rio Paralympic Games.

In 2017 he claimed two more World Championship medals with silvers in the kilo and sprint. 

Major Results

Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

  • Tandem B kilo (piloted by Pete Mitchell): Silver

London 2012 Paralympic Games

  • Tandem B kilo (piloted by Barney Storey): Gold
  • Tandem B sprint (piloted by Barney Storey): Silver

2017 UCI Para cycling Track World Championships, Los Angeles, USA

  • Tandem B sprint: Silver
  • Tandem B kilo: Silver

2016 UCI Para cycling Track World Championships, Montichiari, Italy

  • Tandem B sprint (piloted by Pete Mitchell): Gold
  • Tandem B kilo (piloted by Pete Mitchell): Gold

2015 UCI Para cycling Track World Championships, Apeldoorn, Netherlands

  • Tandem B sprint (piloted by Pete Mitchell): Gold
  • Tandem B kilo (piloted by Pete Mitchell): Gold

2014 UCI Para cycling Track World Championships, Aguascalientes, Mexico

  • Tandem B sprint (piloted by Pete Mitchell): Gold
  • Tandem B kilo (piloted by Pete Mitchell): Gold

2012 UCI Para cycling Track World Championships, Los Angeles, USA

  • Tandem B kilo: Silver

2011 UCI Para cycling Track World Championships, Montichiari, Italy

  • Tandem B kilo: Gold
  • Tandem B sprint: Gold

2009 UCI Para cycling Track World Championships, manchester, UK

  • Tandem B kilo: Gold
  • Tandem B sprint: Gold

2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow UK

  • Tandem B kilo: Gold
  • Tandem B sprint: Gold

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