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Crash puts Steve Abraham's Year record attempt in jeopardy

Rider faces surgery after breaking two bones in ankle when hit by moped in Somerset this morning

Steve Abraham's attempt to beat Tommy Godwin's record for riding the longest distance in a year could be over after he broke two bones in an ankle following a collision with a moped today near Wellington, Somerset.

The news was anounced in a series of tweets from Abraham's official Twitter account the first of which, posted at lunchtime today, read:



Shortly after 7pm this evening, three more tweets were posted confirming the extent of his injuries.







Abraham, who is based in Milton Keynes, is attempting to break Tommy Godwin's record of 75,065 miles, set in 1939.

As of Friday, he was more than 2,600 miles ahead of Godwin's pace.

More to follow.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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