Last month British Cycling was rocked by the news that top GB endurance cyclist Emma Davies had been seriously injured in a hit and run incident whilst out training in Manchester. Just over three weeks later Emma is making remarkable progress in recovering from what could have been a career ending accident,
“The severity of the injury was such that the possibility of being quadriplegic was quite a distinct possibility but thanks to the superb initial treatment at Manchester Royal Infirmary – led by Simon Carley, that threat was removed.”
The amazing care and treatment by the Hope Spinal Unit in Salford has meant that Emma has been discharged from hospital and is already back on a static bike focusing on the process of rehabilitation. Emma has also announced that she will be attending Revolution 10 on November 19th to say thank you for all the support she has received; support which has been crucial in her speedy recovery,
“The biggest factor in my recovery has been a combination of my own mental strength and the incredible support I have received from both the world of cycling and the general public. I have received so many texts, emails and greeting cards and my parent’s house resembles a branch of Inter Flora. I really want to thank everyone so much and I want to assure them all that I am leaving no stone unturned in my determination to be on the podium in Melbourne.”
Revolution 10 will also be an excellent opportunity for Emma to provide details of a new charity which she has set up to raise money for the Hope Spinal Unit. The charity is called Spinal Hope and all money raised will support the publicly funded unit. Spinal Hope wristbands will be on sale at Revolution 10 and Emma will also provide details of a special fundraising auction.
Following these announcements Emma will be able to sit back and watch her team mates fight it out in the first ever women’s endurance omnium. Nicole Cooke, Rachel Heal and Nikki Harris will be some of the star riders competing across three events to decide an ultimate winner.
Season 3 remaining Dates
• Event 2 (Revolution 10) – 19th November 2005
• Event 3 (Revolution 11) – 21st January 2006
• Event 4 (Revolution 12) – 18th February 2006
When?: 19th November 2005
Where?: Manchester Velodrome
What time?: Doors open at 5.30pm – racing starts 7pm ends at 10pm
For all the news and latest announcements, take a look at www.cyclingrevolution.com.
As ever, tickets are available to purchase in advance from www.cyclingrevolution.com or by calling 0700 594 2579 or the Velodrome on 0161 223 2244 and selecting option 3. Tickets will also be available on the door.