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Jane’s Appeal End to End Challenge - Day 18

Jane’s Appeal End to End Challenge - Day 18

Jane’s Appeal End to End Challenge - Day 18

Sunday 27th July, Marlborough To Wells 56 miles It’s the law on the ride that when the TV cameras aren’t here we have an action packed day. This morning we had a Tour de France style crash. We have been joined on the ride by my brother-in-law John, his daughter Lol, 9, riding on a trailer bike with him, and my nephew Jack, 12. Jack was making a sharp descent on a road which had a lot of loose gravel, the bottom of which was  sharp, right-handed bend. Jack’s bike slid from under him and he crashed underneath the bike. Becca who was following closely, couldn’t avoid him and flipped over the top of him. Jack’s leg got stuck between the handle bars and frame and could only be released by removing the handle bars. An ambulance was called and he was taken to hospital to have a couple of stitches in his knee. His Mum said “You’ll be all right Jack; you’ll soon be back on the bike because we can get it mended.” Jack’s response, “That’s great Mum think about the bike but not my leg!” Becca was distraught to find that having gone over the top of Jack and landed on him she emerged unscathed. She said, “At least with such a dramatic crash I would have like to have had some wounds to show.” Both Jack and Becca are fine, but we don’t think Jack who was due to rude the last five stages will be able to ride again until Thursday. Tomorrow we head down to Tiverton and hopefully as the TV cameras soon return the ride will become uneventful again. Mike.

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