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Cyclists to ride despite pain
12:00pm Monday 23rd September 2013 in News
A KEEN cyclist will push through the pain barrier to complete a ride spanning four countries in the name of charity.
Matt Willis, of Great Oakley, will peddle along with eight of his friends through France, Belgium, Holland and England for three days on September 20 despite suffering serious injuries while training in July.
“I was riding with friends in the village and my wife sent me a text message and I lost control and must have gone over the handlebars,” the IT consultant explained.
“I don’t remember anything after that until I woke up with an ambulance around me.”
Mr Willis, 43, had six broken ribs, a punctured lung, a broken shoulder and collar bone, nerve damage and internal bleeding after the fall.
He also had an epileptic fit that meant he was forced into hospital for a week and had to spend a further five recovering at home.
To sponsor the riders visit localgiving.com/greatoakley-euro-ride.