Trial bike specialist Martyn Ashton, from Margam, near Port Talbot, fell from a 3m (10ft) high platform at the British Moto GP at Silverstone four months ago.
Amici cinghiali a volte capita… e così questa volta è accaduto a Martyn Ashton.
“I landed and I felt the shock go through my body and I think immediately I knew it was very bad,” he said.
“Because I knew it was serious I took a moment to speak to my son so that he knew Dad was alert and fine.”
Ashton was immediately taken to hospital.
“I spent about an hour telling myself it would be ok,” he recalled.
Uno tra i protagonisti indiscussi degli ultimi 20 anni del bike trial, Ashton è determinato a tornare in bici, in qualsiasi forma possibile.
“I made a bit of a pest of myself, emailed and phoned as many people in disability sports as I could in Disability Sport Wales and they’ve been really supportive,” he said.
He has tried wheelchair-based tennis and basketball, but his biggest thrill was a spin around the velodrome.
“It was awesome but really hard”, he said.
“I’m not used to having power in my arms, but it was brilliant.”
Che dire, persone così sono da stimare!