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Home » Cycling legend awarded £15,000 compensation after being knocked off his bike
May 27th, 2015
British cyclist, Brian Robinson, was knocked off his bike by a car last year. He sustained a broken collar bone, six broken ribs and a punctured lung but this was no ordinary cyclist. Brian is made of strong stuff and was back on his bike within 6 weeks of the accident.
The 84 year old was the first Briton to finish the Tour de France in 1955 and was the first to win a stage in 1958. He continues to cycle 80 miles a week and is considered one of the true pioneers of road racing and is thought to have inspired other cycling legends such as Tom Simpson and Barry Hoban. He raced 7 times in the Tour, winning two stages, and he finished in 14th place in 1956. He played a vital role as an ambassador and was credited for helping to bring the Tour de France to Yorkshire.
A true cycling trailblazer, the accident doesn’t appear to have blunted his enthusiasm for the sport:
“I would have preferred that it had not happened but I have been pleasantly surprised by how this incident has been handled through my British Cycling membership.
“I have had a great medical once-over and I am obviously pleased with the compensation which has enabled me to get back on my bike as quickly as possible.”
Mr Robinson sought legal representation after the accident and was successful in his claim for compensation for his injuries.
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