After riding a mammoth 16,000+ miles so far this year chasing the one year time trial record, Steve Abraham has been knocked off his bike by an inattentive moped rider. Earlier today there were reports that he had been in an “incident” and the bad news was confirmed this afternoon. This statement was taken from his Twitter feed:
“Sad to announce that 8:10am Steve was ridden into by a moped. Steve tried to carry on but stopped in Wellington. He was collected by one of the team and taken to hospital.
He has 2 broken bones in his ankle and is currently in plaster. It is looking highly likely that he will require an operation to have a plate and screws.”
We all know Steve is one tough cookie, it takes a certain kind of madman to chase a record as crazy as the year. The current record is 75,065 miles set by Tommy Godwin in 1939, that’s an average north of 200 miles every single day. Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery and that this won’t be the end of his record attempt.