Media Coverage

Amanda Reynolds in actionSALE TO SEA

The Spirit of the Challenge

In 2013, Amanda Reynolds from Macclesfield participated in the Sale to Sea Disability Kayak Challenge after losing her leg above the knee 2 years prior.  This lady is what the challenge is about and the spirit in which it is held.  Her determination to overcome her own adversity and get on with life is one of the most inspirational stories to come out of the Challenge since the beginning in 2009.  Since March 2013, Amanda has become the Victorian, NSW and Australasian Champion in her para-canoeing division and has gone on to represent Australia in the World Titles in Moscow in July 2014 where she won the Bronze medal before winning gold at the 2015 World titles in Italy.  Amanda is coached by Steve Vegh from Canoe Innovations in Seaford and in 2016 won the Silver medal in Rio at the Paralympics. Amanda is the current World Champion in Paracanoeing after taking the title in the Czech Republic in August 2017


Amanda Reynolds in action

Sale to Sea Founder Speaks About the Challenge

Sale to Sea founder, Andrew Bedggood, has been involved in Public and Motivational speaking for a number of years and has been active in promoting active lifestyles for people of all abilities.  Andrew’s story is as horrific as it is inspirational on ones ability to overcome adversity and often brings the audience to tears as he recalls the horror of his accident, the lengthy time-frame spent in hospital and his sheer determination to overcome adversity and lead an active life. From learning to scuba dive, hunting pigs with a bow and arrow to mustering cattle on horseback, Andrews determination to succeed all aspects of his life has earnt him the respect of many.

For further information on Andrew’s talks, please call 0407 471 539.


Learning to walk for the second time in my life
Scuba diving at Cape Conran in East Gippsland
Diving in the Solomon Islands
3 months after my accident