Woman recovering after bike crash in Cobham charity cycle
female cyclist has been left with serious injuries after a
crash during a marathon charity ride.
The woman, in her 40s, was taking part in the 100-mile challenge
on Sunday when she collided with a car in Cobham.
She suffered severe head, leg and face injuries after the smash
with a Vauxhall Zafira in Halfpence Lane.
An off-duty surgeon treated the patient at the roadside at about
The orthopaedic specialist joined paramedics and air ambulance
medics in tending to the woman before she was taken to London’s
King’s College Hospital by road.
She has since been discharged from hospital and is said to be
making good progress at home.
A spokesman for charity Action Medical Research, which
organised the race, said: “The woman is still in some pain, but
what looked potentially quite serious in the first instance is
better than we anticipated.”
She would not confirm where the victim is from, but said most of
the riders were from Tonbridge.
Hundreds of cyclists took part in the Castle Ride 100 event,
which started and finished at Tonbridge Castle.
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