Really excellent profile feature about Kes Gray from the East Anglian Daily Times:
“We’d been cycling in heavy rain for about three hours and went down a little country lane,” he explains. “The guy in front of me said ‘We’re going to turn right’ and that’s all I remember. I don’t remember anything else, apart from waking up on the road.
“I’d braked and my wheels went sideways from underneath me. It happened so fast I didn’t even know it happened, and had no time to brace myself for the fall.” And still doesn’t know the exact reasons why. “I broke my pelvis in three places. I broke my ribs. I broke my collarbone. I hit the back of my head.
“I ended up in hospital in Kent for three weeks – on morphine in the early days, in a wheelchair for nine weeks I think it was; then crutches.
“The surgeon told me that if I hadn’t had a helmet on, I probably would have died. I hit my head so hard I broke the back of the helmet.”