11th June, 8am out on the bike for a quick hour or two before the day gets going and I run into the back of a van. The sudden impact sends me over the handlebars onto the tarmac, breaking my collar bone and damaging ligments and hamstring in my right leg. It’s now the end of August and I am only just getting back onto the bike as the leg has taken so long to heal. I missed the London-Edinburgh-London (1400km) ride at the end of July and I have missed most of the summer. I was gutted, but am getting over it and looking to set myself some new goals for the next 12 months. The first goal is to get back to the long distances as soon as possible with the aim of riding my next 200km Audax in October.