Davies on the improve

Top British cyclist Emma Davies is making good progress after her recent 'hit and run' accident....

Top British cyclist Emma Davies is making good progress after her recent 'hit and run' accident. Emma has been fitted with a figure hugging spinal waistcoat and has started to take the first steps on her road to recovery. At this stage she is being closely monitored by her consultant Neurological Surgeon Mr James Leggate who together with Emma will make all the relevant decisions on her road back to the top.

"I want to thank all the medical team who have been involved in my care," said Emma. "Especially Mr Simon Carley and Mr Phil Hirst of Manchester Royal Infirmary who were responsible for my immediate care following the accident. I know that I am in the best care possible with James Leggate but I have been greatly inspired by all the e-mails I have received and especially the one I got from Alexis (Rhodes) in Australia. The whole of British Cycling from the office staff right through to the coaches and medical staff have been fantastic and their support and planning to help get me back to the top keeps me very positive and very motivated.

"The support that Emma is receiving is fantastic said her father John Davies. She is receiving regular calls from the team management at Vlaanderen-Capri Sonne and it is wonderful to know that everyone is behind her recovery. The hospital room is full to capacity with get well cards and we are taking up to 50 e-mails a day for her to read."

Messages can be sent to Emma at john@jdpifa.co.uk or cards can be sent to Emma Davies Jones, Spinal Care Unit, Hope Hospital, Stott Lane, Salford, United Kingdom

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