Sustrans CEO Malcolm Shepherd is now recovering at home after being seriously injured when he was knocked off his bike by a van last month. The incident happened on one of the busiest streets in Bristol, Park St Bristol on the 24th of March when Mr Shepherd was cycling to work.
According to a report on BikeBiz Mr Shepherd suffered fractures to his skull, knee, and hand and is expected to be off work for up to two months. The injuries to Mr Sheperd's knee required surgery and he was hospitalized for a week.
The senior management team at Sustrans have between them taken on responsibility for carrying out the various functions of Mr Shepherd's role as CEO in his absence, a Sustran's spokesperson told road.cc. It is not known whether the incident in which Mr Shepherd was injured has led to any legal proceedings being taken against the van driver.
Everyone at road.cc wishes Mr Shepherd a speedy recovery.
Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.