The world of British cycling has wished legendary rider Brian Robinson a speedy recovery after he was injured in a crash while out on his bike in West Yorkshire.
The 83-year-old, who was the first Briton to win a stage on the Tour de France in 1958, has been taken to hospital less than a fortnight after he was one of the guests of honour when the famous race visited his home county of Yorkshire earlier this month.
The veteran road racer was cycling with friends on Wednesday when he was hit by a car just three miles from his home.
Emergency services were called to Lees Hall Road in Thornhill Lees, near Dewsbury, at around 1.20pm and rushed Robinson to hospital where he is being treated for a suspected broken collar bone and cuts and bruises.
The pioneering cyclist's son-in-law Martyn Bolt, a Conservative councillor for Mirfield in West Yorkshire, said the family was "shaken up" by the crash.
He said Robinson's wife Audrey dashed to his bedside at the surgical assessment unit at Pinderfields Hospital, in Wakefield, after hearing the news.
The rider was one of the poster-boys of Yorkshire's successful bid to get the Grand Depart of the Tour de France to the county and has even had a beer named after him.
Robinson, who lives in the small town of Mirfield, was a trailblazer for British cycling on the continent, becoming the first Briton to finish the Tour de France in 1955 and the first to win a stage in 1958.
Mr Bolt said the crash should be a warning to drivers to look out for cyclists.