Brian Robinson was the first British winner in the Tour de France. Sadly the 83 year old veteran racer has been admitted to hospital after being hit by a car while out riding on 16th July.
Despite his age the 83 year old carried on riding twice a week with close friends. The accident took place three miles from his home in Mirfield, West Yorkshire. Emergency services were called to the scene at 1.20pm where Brian was taken straight to the hospital.
He was kept in overnight and treated for a broken collarbone, six broken ribs, a punctured lung alongside a whole host of cuts and bruises. The cyclist’s son-in-law Martyn Bolt said the family was “shaken up” by the crash.
He also added “We don’t know how long he will be in hospital for, but we are hoping he will be back on his bike before too long. He likes to go out twice a week to keep fit and spend time with his friends. Inactivity is not something that sits well with him. It has obviously really shaken the family up.”
Bolt also said “Drivers must be cautious. I would urge everybody to take a couple of seconds to make sure they are not putting somebody’s husband, father or son in jeopardy.”
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Source: Cycling Week
Date Published: July 21, 2014
Author: David Brown