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Father of bike crash teen welcomes Jersey helmet law

It is a year to the day since sixteen year old Ryan Smith from Chapel St Leonards was knocked off his bike on his way to work. His father, Mark, was told that it was unlikely he would survive. But one year on Ryan is making remarkable progress and though Mark has not been able to make cycle helmets compulsary here in the UK, he has welcomed news that they have just become a legal requirement for children in Jersey. Adam Fowler looks back over Ryan's year.

Ryan's father Mark and Luke Griggs from the charity Headway came into Calendar's studio to talk about Jersey's decision to make it compulsory for children to wear cycle helmets.

Cycle helmet law change in Jersey welcomed by Lincolnshire father

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.

Ryan Smith Credit: Calendar

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Brian Robinson: 'I'll wait until Cav's back on his bike and I'll join him.'

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:

Cycling legend suffers punctured lung in crash

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.

Read: Cycling legend Brian Robinson in hospital after crash

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Stars hoping for Robinson's speedy recovery

Veteran cyclist Robinson in hospital after crash

Brian Robinson Credit: ITV Yorkshire

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 pledges 2015 Tour appearance

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.

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