The father of a Lincolnshire cyclist left brain-damaged after hit by van has welcomed news that it is now compulsory for all under 14's to wear helmets when cycling in Jersey. Ryan Smith did not have one on when he was involved in the accident a year ago today. His dad wants the same law introduced here.
Brian Robinson says he hopes to be back on his bike as soon as possible and may even wait until Tour de France rider Mark Cavendish can join him.
The ProTeam Omega Pharma-Quick Step rider suffered a broken collarbone as he crashed out of the Tour de France on the Stage One sprint into Harrogate where his mother lives.
The 83-year-old can claim bragging rights though having suffered a broken collarbone, six broken ribs and a punctured lung.
He says he might wait until Cavendish is back in the saddle so he can join him on the road to recovery:
Yorkshire's very own Tour de France legend Brian Robinson remains in hospital after a crash near his home yesterday.
His son in law, Martyn Bolt, told ITV Calendar that the 83-year-old had suffered a broken collarbone, six broken ribs and a punctured lung in the collision.
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Yorkshire cycling legend Brian Robinson is in hospital tonight after a collision with a car.
Mr Robinson, 83, was taken to Pinderfields Hospital this afternoon after a crash involving a blue Volkswagen Passat in Lees Hall Road in Thornill Lees just after 1pm.
He suffered severe cuts and bruises, as well as a suspected broken collar bone.
Mr Robinson is being kept in hospital tonight for observations.
Mr Robinson, who lives in Mirfield, was the first British man to complete the Tour de France and the first Brit to win a stage – both in the 1950s.
Mark Cavendish has been on Twitter today for an impromptu Q&A session. He has been asked about his diet, racing rituals and techniques as well as his hobbies and interests.
As expected though, many fans have been asking about the shoulder injury he suffered on Stage One of the Tour de France:
Asked whether he thought Team Sky would regret not putting Bradley Wiggans and Chris Froome in their line up, especially following Froome's injury and withdrawal, Cavendish was carefully diplomatic in his response:
But he is determined to be back up and running in good time to compete for next year's Tour.
The country's top cyclists are in Hull today, competing in one of the most elite road races in Britain. It comes just days after the roaring success of Yorkshire's Grand Depart.
The city is playing host to the British Cycling National Circuit Race Championships, which has seen many high profile riders topping the podium over the years, including former road world champion Mark Cavendish and Yorkshire's Lizzie Armitstead.
The championships are fiercely contested by the country’s top professional riders who will be battling it out for the honour of wearing the red, white and blue striped jersey of British national champion for the next 12 months. The women's race is scheduled to start at 6.15pm with the men's at 8.15.