On March 3rd 2013,Michael Bonney fell off his bike, just like we all do. Only this time, instead of jumping up and laughing it off, Michael suffered a life changing injury and was diagnosed with a severed spinal cord at the C3 vertebrae. The result is that Michael is now tetraplegic - paralysed from the neck down, requiring a ventilator to breath.
Michael is an absolute legend and a true ambasodor to our sport, Michael gave a great interview to Carlton Reid of the UK’s Bike Biz magazine. Far from dwelling on his situation and highlighting the risks of cycling, this is what he said:
"I don't want anybody to stop riding bikes because they think they might injure themselves. I want people to get out there and ride bikes. I've spent all of my working life getting people excited about bikes and even though spinal injuries happen to cyclists, and especially to mountain bikers, it's very rare. I was unlucky, shit happens. Get out there and ride, for me."
Later on this month I am taking part in the 3 Peaks Cyclo Cross raise to raise money and awareness for the RIDE FOR MICHAEL trust please enjoy the edit and donate.
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Lets all RIDE FOR MICHAEL……………………………………………