Cy­clist hurt in ac­ci­dent at road­works

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - News -

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

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