No more Personal Injury, claims Olympic Rower
|August 19, 2011||Posted by Andrew Gray under bicycle|
In the past few weeks, it has been detailed that James Cracknell, the former two time Olympic rower is Surrey promoting a campaign to prevent personal injury claim among cyclists. Prior to an annual cycling race that is held between London and Surrey that is being held this week, James is working with both the local council and the police to ensure all amateur cyclists take extra caution to protect themselves from injury when out cycling.
At the age of 39, James Cracknell has experienced a lot in his life, however, whilst competing in USA in a cycling race, a track hit him from behind and James was severely injured. As a result of the accident, James now suffers from bruising to the brain, and is believed to have had a change of personality, but has attributed his helmet to the reason why he survived.
Due to this major accident in his life, spreading the message of cycling safety has been James’ main aim in life; especially with the race coming up this weekend, as this is actually part of a test event for next year’s London Olympics. The actual path of both the women’s and men’s route for the Olympics has also been announced for the cycle road races. The course this weekend leaves from central London; The Mall leading onto Hampton Court and then Greater London. All cyclists will then aim back towards Surrey, in particular Box Hill, which is guaranteed to provide some fantastic scenes over the entire Olympics. Once they have completed two laps of the hill section, they will be following their path back to the centre of London.
Mr. Cracknell, along with the help of the Surrey police and county council, will be announcing many messages concerning all types of cycling safety aimed at amateur cyclists. Their aim is to ensure all people can enjoy cycling whilst still keeping safe and saying uninjured.
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