JimDuffyParticipant29 June 2014 at 16:33Post count: 961
Just head from Colin that he has had an off today on the gtr Manchester cycle, leaving him with a broken collar bone. I understand it was an incident with a car.
Get well soon col.Steve MalkinParticipant29 June 2014 at 19:08Post count: 13
Ouch! get well soon Col. 😯
More importantly, how’s the bike?JedParticipant29 June 2014 at 19:46Post count: 191
Sorry to hear about your accident Colin. If your collar bone is broken, you’ll be off your road bike for a few weeks. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t cycle! You could get a three wheeled recumbent like ‘the ‘Windcheetah’ or ‘Quest Velomobile’.
Both of these can be ridden using just one arm and both have good resale values for when you’re well enough to return to your road bike. Just a thought. I hope you get well soon.ShelaghParticipant29 June 2014 at 19:51Post count: 27
It was a bloke on another bike on a bend. Slid into him, knocked him off and then rode off. Broken left collar bone 🙁
Get well soon Col.Andy WoodParticipant29 June 2014 at 21:17Post count: 1066
Sorry to hear this Colin! Repair quick, see you in some opens in July!!Colin CarthyParticipant30 June 2014 at 06:41Post count: 26
Thanks for the get well messages.
The Great Manchester Ride was going well and I was half way through lap 3 of 4 and looking like a decent time for the 52 miles event that runs on closed roads between Old Trafford and Ethihad football grounds. A small group including club member Neil Drummond and myself slowed to take a corner when suddenly another cyclist going the other way, entered the corner too fast and ended up crossing the temporary barrier tape dividing the course and into me and two others. Luckily Neil just missed him.
I landed on my left shoulder and head. He said sorry and carried on leaving the the of us to sort our selves out!!!!! The helmet saved my head but not my collar bone which was broken. The bike looks ok ish.?
Shortly after that there was another accident on the other side of the course so it was a shared ambulance job. Lots of pills and gas all round and we were in a much happier place!
Back home now and hope to get back on the bike ASAP.
See you all soon.
Colin.ColinWParticipant30 June 2014 at 19:21Post count: 17
Get well soon Col, how long do you think you’ll be out for.Colin CarthyParticipant1 July 2014 at 08:13Post count: 26
will be out for a good few weeks! though you never know. 🙁
Anyone out else had the miss fortune to break their collar bone?
i was supposed to be seeing one of my clients this afternoon, who is an orthopaedic surgeon at macclesfield, who will hopefully get me on the mend quickly, so i can finish his job!.
colin cNickBParticipant1 July 2014 at 16:37Post count: 232
Get well soon Colin. Hope it doesn’t put you off and you’re back on the bike soonnofearParticipant1 July 2014 at 18:46Post count: 604
Get well soon Colin. I can get Dave to take you out on the Tandem, you can even sit with your feet up and relax and enjoy the ride whilst getting some freshair 😀
CarolineColin CarthyParticipant2 July 2014 at 05:29Post count: 26
Thanks Caroline. Not if it is on his 24 hr!! See you all soon and thanks all for the get well messages. Colin.Rich MParticipant13 July 2014 at 16:34Post count: 116
Hope you make a quick recovery Colin. I broke my collar bone about 5 years ago – it should heal in about 6 weeks. Have you had a plate put in?Colin CarthyParticipant16 July 2014 at 19:09Post count: 26
No plate. Just a sling to imobalise. Consultant suggests I will be ok and after 2 plus weeks it feels like the bits of bone are joining up! Get an X-ray at the end of this month so fingers crossed it is healing as hoped.
Sorry to hear you had a similar break. Painful!
More uncomfortable than pain now but frustrating not being able to get out on the bike. Managing turbo at the moment.
Can’t complain really and could be worse.
See you all soon.
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