Day 51 …. 5 years later


Glad that I live am I;
That the sky is blue;
Glad for the country lanes,
And the fall of dew.

After the sun, the rain,
After the rain the sun;
This is the way of life,
Till the work be done.

Just a little reflection really. It was 5 years ago today that I was knocked off my bike by a hit-and-run driver.
I was left in a ditch near Hexham, Northumberland and was unconscious for four hours. At this very minute back in 2010, I was in A&E at Newcastle General Hospital feeling pretty sorry for myself. I had cycled up from London, via Birmingham and the North West to Carlisle. I set off from Carlisle United about 11 am and was making good time for Sunderland. The next thing I remember was screaming at the ambulance staff, “Why are you talking to me in English? I am fine in Spanish.” I obviously thought I was still in Spain! Just a bit confused.

So, this is really just a thank you to everybody who has made the last five years so special. If you are reading this, YOU are one of those.

The full story is is here


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