"How Cycling saved my life before and after my Pompe Disease diagnosis"
Posted On: 10/12/2021
A story by Bruce Campbell
Read the fascinating story of how after Bruce Campbell, a South African Pompe patient, was confined to a wheelchair and after being told he would never walk again, went on to compete in The Absa Cape Epic - the world’s toughest 8-day mountain bike stage race, the Tour de France of mountain biking.
Having being told by his doctor that it would not be possible to build up his body enough to do such an event and training consistently for 10 months to build myself up for this test, Bruce went on to compete in this and many other cycling events.
"I realized that cycling causes far less stress on the body and my body could mainly rely on fat as a fuel source and that would result in better energy production so that my body would not break down when trying to make use of glycogen."