Up against two of the best British MTB icons ever, so in some tough company to take the win, but just honoured to get this far.....Thanks...I've had a great year racing and riding at many different events and not just high level races and have enjoyed it as much as ever. In fact races like TweedLove and Ard Rock for me are so good, as I just love seeing people of all ages and walks of life, united in the love for riding a bike up and down hills !!
Andy ScothernJust put my vote in for you Tracy it was a tough choice between you and Steve but I feel you can ride a bike in any discipline and succeed. Rachel just needs to get out more and put more back into the sport she only does the red bull fox hunt no training days or coaching like you and others do.
Another racer struggling with the affects of concussion and multiple hits to the head -
Nice one Emyr for sharing your story and helping keep the awareness and education a high priority for all of us riding bikes.... It's not just for the racers but anyone who rides and has a hit to the head....
Another really great piece from the guys at Descent-World about Concussion.. I feel bad always sharing stories like this that are a bit depressing but its something I think we all need to be more aware of and educate ourselves and our fellow MTB riders and racers about...
Hopefully in the near future we can have some technology like this or certainly some regulations and rules that will hopefully make our sport safer...
David CandelariaIt's important information and needs to be shared. I also think it's make more of an impact when it comes athletes
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Mark De JesusThanks for sharing and don't feel bad, it's good we are waking up to fact you can't just ignorantly blunder on hoping things will just be ok. You have done more than your share of inspiring and I'm sure will continue to make a valuable contribution.
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Cat TophamThanks for your sharing! Its the recent increase in coverage on concussion from yourselves and others that made me take a step back and stop riding for a while after a fall and bash on the head in a race recently. I've also stepped up to wearing a full DH helmet in races too. Something which ought to be standard in enduro anyway I think. The NFL have this helmet technology in place, seems crazy its not in every sport where you need a helmet.
Jac MarquisAs someone who's been unlucky enough to suffer 2 TBI'S over the last 5 years, I'm encouraged to see concussion in cycling getting more coverage. However, we need to recognise that many TBI happen when riders are just out riding, with no marshals, commissaires or medics around to support or advise. For Joe Public, a general increase in awareness across the riding community, as well as increased understanding by GPs on how to treat and advise those who have suffered from a TBI would be a huge step forward (my GP was fantastic, but left it very much up to me to decide when to get back to doing things and I was in no fit state to make that call!). These articles are a fantastic step in the right direction, but let's keep sharing to keep increasing awareness across all riders, not just top end athletes. And don't be afraid to tell a riding buddy that they need to sit the next ride out, even if it's just a social ride.
2 weeks ago · 1
Alison HolmesMore needs to be done on this within cycling a sport with a reputation for riders being tough compared with football etc. My son had a fall and seemed fine at the time with no apparent damage to him or helmet BUT he then had memory loss from that moment and ended up in hospital for the night. He was recommended no sport for 4 weeks which we stood by despite surprise when he didn't turn up to race. In another incident I raced and crashed at speed and lost consciousness briefly, I was after BC points for my licence so wanted to carry on - so they let me, in my opinion I should have been advised otherwise and the Dr I later saw was amazed I'd been allowed to carry on.
It's 2 months now since I subluxed my sterno clavicular joint and fractured my sternum and although I have been back racing I'm still not back to normal or pain free yet. It's been great to have good friend and masseur Anne-Marie Ludekens visiting this week on her way to work for Team Australia at this years World MTB Champs in Italy.
She was around 12 years ago to help me rehab my dislocated shoulder and has helped me at numerous races over the last 15yrs too and now is using her skills to help relieve the crazy tension I have in my neck still ! Thanks Anne Marie and good luck to all at this years MTB World Champs ! ... See MoreSee Less