British Cycling head coach back home recuperating after being knocked off bike last week

British Cycling head coach Shane Sutton is now at home recovering from the injuries he received last week when he was knocked off his bike by a car in Manchester. The Australian was released from hospital on Saturday and hopes to be fit enough to enough to attend the Glasgow round of the World Cup this weekend.

Following Thursday morning’s incident, which happened just 15 hours after Bradley Wiggins had been injured when he was struck by a van - he Tour de France champion was himself kept in hospital overnight - the 55-year-old received treatment at Salford Royal Hospital for injuries including bleeding on the brain, but was released on Saturday morning, reports the Manchester Evening News.

The newspaper quoted a British Cycling spokeswoman as saying: “Shane is doing well. He was released from hospital on Saturday and is resting and recuperating at home. He is hoping to be in Glasgow for the World Cup on Saturday.”

According to the Manchester Evening News, police have interviewed the driver of the car involved in the incident and their enquiries are continuing.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.