#Simonstrong

Phil Jones over at race-pace.net is running a nice campaign in support of Paralympic cyclist Simon Richardson MBE.

Simon is currently critically ill in hospital following a hit and run incident with a van last week. His injuries are horrific and include a double fracture of the spine, a double pelvis break, a broken breast bone, severe lacerations to his legs and a deflated lung. This following a similar incident in 2001 which lead to him becoming a paralympian bringing home two golds and one silver at Beijing in 2008.

In support of Simon Richardson, Phil Jones has set up #simonstrong. A social media campaign which is encouraging cyclists to post pictures to a Flickr account in a show of support.

You can click here for more details or simply print and download this document, get your picture taken and send it to @roadphil on Twitter with the #simonstrong hash tag.

I wish Simon all the best and hope he makes a full recovery. The amount of pain the guy must be in must be unbelievable, especially when you consider it his second incident.

If you're a cyclist please get involved with the campaign.

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