Cycling Accident Victim Back in the Saddle

A former rock climber who damaged his spinal chord in a cycling accident on the way from work in Sheffield is back in the saddle and ready to take part in the famous coast-to-coast challenge.

The 42-year-old was injured in a cycling crash when he was cycling away from the Foundry Climbing Centre where he works as the manager.

A former rock climber who damaged his spinal chord in a cycling accident on the way from work in Sheffield is back in the saddle and ready to take part in the famous coast-to-coast challenge.

The 42-year-old was injured in a cycling crash when he was cycling away from the Foundry Climbing Centre where he works as the manager.

The farther of one underwent spinal chord surgery last year and is now planning on cycling 140-mile route between Seascale in Cumbria and Whitby in North Yorkshire in one day.

The rider said he plans to use the event to raise money and awareness for the  spinal chord charity Aspire.

“We are hoping to get around in under 10 hours – wind permitting,” he said.

“A couple of years ago I damaged my spine in a bike crash, which probably added to damage from a climbing accident a few years before.

“I received excellent care once I went to the doctor with my symptoms and after surgery I have been lucky to avoid permanent serious spinal cord injury.

The event has been organised by opencycling.com who have placed a number of food stops along the route.

“I have been looking for an opportunity to raise money for Aspire now I am back to fitness,” added the accident victim.

The rider is hoping to raise at least £1000 by completing the event.

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