Cyclist hurt in accident at roadworks
A SUNDAY afternoon ride turned into a nightmare for former racing cyclist Julian Miller.
The 46-year-old salesman from Orchard Heights, Ashford, ended up in hospital battered and bruised and with a broken collar bone after crashing in the Brookfield Road, South Ashford, roadworks.
The 6ft 3in,16 stone rider was travelling at 20mph along the contraflow section where road resurfacing has been causing peak time hold-ups, when he was thrown from his bike after hitting the rubber-covered traffic light control cable crossing the carriageway.
He said: “It was like a bomb exploding as the tyre came out of the rim and I was thrown over the handlebars and crashed into the kerb which severely damaged my crash helmet.”
Julian Miller shows his bruises; his damaged helmet and the traffic light control cable