Brian Robinson in hospital after collision with car

by Him Up North   July 16, 2014  

"Pioneering Mirfield cyclist Brian Robinson is in hospital tonight (Wednesday) after a collision with a car.

Mr Robinson, 83, was taken to Pinderfields Hospital this afternoon after a crash involving a blue Vauxhall Passat."

Full story here http://www.mirfieldreporter.co.uk/news/local/mirfield-cycling-legend-bri...

Get well soon, Brian. Sad

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Presumably they mean a Volkswagen Passat. Rolling Eyes

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posted by Him Up North [235 posts]
16th July 2014 - 20:25

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Healing vibes - it does say VW Passat in the newspaper story but maybe it was changed since the item was posted here?

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posted by OldRidgeback [2288 posts]
17th July 2014 - 6:44

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OldRidgeback wrote:
Healing vibes - it does say VW Passat in the newspaper story but maybe it was changed since the item was posted here?

The sub editor must've woken up. It said Vauxhall Passat last night. Laughing

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posted by Him Up North [235 posts]
17th July 2014 - 6:58

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Get well soon Brian, at 83, with several Tour de France under your belt you would have thought that you were over the danger.

The man is a living legend, I hope a full recovery is swift.

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posted by Flying Scot [650 posts]
17th July 2014 - 7:40

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Kiss( get well soon Brian.

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posted by mooleur [542 posts]
17th July 2014 - 7:54

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No-one is immune from this violence Sad Get well soon BR.

Brian was featured on ITV's rest day programme:

http://www.itv.com/tourdefrance/video-brian-robinson-britains-first-stag...

Giving credit to him and the other British (and Irish) pioneers is long overdue. It's hard to imagine what it was like for them but Tony Hewson's book In Pursuit of Stardom should be on every fan's reading list.

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posted by Simon E [2029 posts]
17th July 2014 - 8:02

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Great shame to hear this, I agree no-one is immune. Makes me wonder about my father-in-law - 75 and still bashing around Derbyshire on his old steel road bike (full Campag Record, too).

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posted by Gizmo_ [928 posts]
17th July 2014 - 10:53

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A tweet from his daughter Louise earlier:

For all you asking me about my Dad - broken collar bone & ribs, punctured lung, nasty cut on arm, but still smiling pic.twitter.com/BlabNeyF4D

https://twitter.com/robinson_louise/status/489780681233670144

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posted by Simon E [2029 posts]
17th July 2014 - 23:12

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