Matt Moran

Simon Richardson Trackathons raising money for Wales Air Ambulance

Posted by Matt Moran on May 08, 2012

Simon Richardson Wattbike Wales Air Ambulance

Simon Richardson has been kind enough to take some time to pen a new blog for us.  You'll remember that Simon is currently undergoing rehab after being hit by a vehicle in August of last year.  Simon is still finding it very tough and it really does put into perspective what hard work and determination it is taking to continue on his road to receovery.

Please do support Simon where you can, whether it's going along to one of his Trackathons, buying the SimonStrong kit or simply donating on his JustGiving page.  Simon is raining money for Wales Air Ambulance, they people who played a major role in saving Simon's life.

Here are Simon's words:- 

This blog has been the most difficult one I have written even though it's only short. In the last blog I was saying about getting back on the road and doing some good long rides, but I have been told not to go on the road yet as they are not sure if my back will take it as I'm collapsing to the left and forward.

My physio was so concerned the other day she has sent me back to see the specialist to see what he has to say as last time I saw him I was not to bad but also at that time I had not long come out of the body brace.

There is good news that the insurance claim is moving on and the insurance company is being helpful at the moment and for all that have forgotten, the man that hit me is in court on 17th May.

I am sill doing my little bit on the Wattbike and my physio every day, it's just hard to get motivated each day when you have lost your goals. It sounds wrong but I can get up on the track and do an hour without training, so some days I look at the Wattbike and say why do I need to get on this what am I training for but I do get on it.

I was doing the 120 mile Dragon ride on June 10th for Wales Air Ambulance but I now have a friend doing it for me. If you are doing it look out for him, he'll be wearin simonstrong Air Ambulance kit so give him a shout.

We are still doing the #simonstrong Trackathons at Newport, Manchester and Calshot.  The Newport Trackathon takes place on 15/16th June so come along and ride the track all night long.  See the poster below for details on how to get involved.

I want to say a big thanks to Wattbike for all their help.

Photo Credit: Wales Air Ambulance

SimonStrong Trackathon Newport


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