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Cycling legend itching to get back in the saddle after crash

The cycling pioneer Brian Robinson, who helped bring the Tour de France to Yorkshire, is back home from hospital after an accident while out riding his bike.

Brian, 83, was the first Briton to win a stage of the Tour in the fifties.

He is battered and bruised, but overwhelmed by good wishes from around the world and already planning his return to the saddle.

Jon Hill went to meet him:

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"Cycling legend" needs no postcode

Cycling pioneer Brian Robinson, who helped bring the Tour de France to Yorkshire, is back home from hospital.

And the good wishes have been coming in thick and fast. Some "get well soon" cards have even found their way to his home in Mirfield with the address "British cycling legend" and the name of the town.

A letter simply addressed to the
A letter simply addressed to the

83-year-old Brian was the first Briton to compete in the Tour and the first to win a stage of the famous race. He was involved in a crash with a car two weeks ago.

Pioneer of British cycling recovers after crash

Brian Robinson, a pioneer of British cycling - who helped bring the Tour de France to Yorkshire - is recovering well - after an accident while out riding his bike. The 83 year old was involved in a crash with a car yesterday. He' is suffering from broken bones, and even a punctured lung. Tonight, from his hospital bed, he has vowed to get back on his bike soon.

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Name unveiled for Brian Robinson tribute beer

A beer created in honour of Yorkshire cycling hero, Brian Robinson, will be called Stage Winner.

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Brian became the first Briton to win a stage of Le Tour in 1958 and again in 1959.

To mark his victory the Little Valley Brewery near Hebden Bridge has produced the ale, along with the iconic polka dot label.

Brewers Sue Cooper and Vim Vanderspek, keen cyclists, said they wanted to pay tribute to Brian and capture his determinaton and spirit - in liquid form.

Beers to you Mr Robinson!

A special beer has been brewed to honour the Yorkshireman who made history in the Tour De France.

Brian samples the first batch of the new brew Credit: ITV Yorkshire

As the county prepares for Le Grand Depart in July, Brian Robinson is still remembered as the man who blazed a trail for British cycling. He became the first Brit to win a stage of Le Tour in 1958 and again in 1959.

To mark his victory the Little Valley Brewery near Hebden Bridge has produced an ale - the name of which is being kept under wraps until later today.

Brewers Sue Cooper and Vim Vanderspek, keen cyclists, said they wanted to pay tribute to Brian and capture his determinaton and spirit - in liquid form.

As for Brian, he says he's looking forward to going into a pub - and asking for his beer.

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