Cyclist wins nearly £5k compensation after Tour de France dream shattered

A cyclist from Chorley has been awarded almost £5,000 in cycling accident compensation after his dream of riding a stage of the Tour de France was shattered.

The 46-year-old was training for the stage with a friend when he was hit by a car on a roundabout in his home town. 

The rider said, “I wouldn’t have minded but I had a bright yellow top on. I went straight over the bonnet and roof of the car.

A cyclist from Chorley has been awarded almost £5,000 in cycling accident compensation after his dream of riding a stage of the Tour de France was shattered.

The 46-year-old was training for the stage with a friend when he was hit by a car on a roundabout in his home town. 

The rider said, “I wouldn’t have minded but I had a bright yellow top on. I went straight over the bonnet and roof of the car.

“The next day I felt as if I had been in the wars, and I knew my dream of taking part in the 2012 Tour de France was over.”

A local cycling accident solicitor helped the rider come to terms with the incident and managed to help him towards a successful compensation claim of £4,828 which helped cover the costs of repairs to his bike and physiotherapy sessions for is injuries. 

If you have recently had a cycling accident and want to make a compensation claim, call Cycle Assist today for a free no-obligation assessment on 01625 506 655