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Round Oz Bike Record Attempt - 2008

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Unfortunately, this ride came to an end at about 5:40am on Tuesday, 17 June 2008, when I was side-swiped by a van travelling at 110kph.  It was dark, the road was straight, there was no oncoming traffic, I was lit up like a Christmas Tree, and was travelling on the extreme left-hand side of the road.  I suffered a laceration to my upper right arm, which later required stitches, and damage to my right elbow which was first diagnosed by a doctor as broken, but later confirmed to be a chipped bone.  My helmet was crushed when I landed on my head, but I did not even get a headache and remained conscious.  My bike suffered almost no damage at all, though the right-side pannier was cleanly sheared off by the rear wheel well of the vehicle.  I abandoned the ride after being despatched by a doctor to hospital by ambulance to have my injuries treated, with no prospect of being able to get back on the bike and ride in the short-term.  I had completed 8,880 kilometres in just over 31 days.



Round Ireland

Hume & Hovell Walking Track

Via Alpina

Australian Alps Walking Track

Land's End to John O'Groats

Round Oz Bike Record Attempt

Round Oz Bike Record Attempt

Round Oz Bike Record Attempt

Australia Tip to Top MTB

Adelaide to Darwin MTB

Sydney to Melbourne MTB

Three Peaks Race

Appalachian Trail

Alpine Track

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