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Emma Davies making excellent recovery

By:
Anthony Tan & Les Clarke
Published:
November 15, 2005, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 21, 2009, 0:19 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for November 15, 2005

After been seriously injured in a hit and run incident while out training last month, top British...

After been seriously injured in a hit and run incident while out training last month, top British track endurance cyclist Emma Davies is making excellent progress from what could have been a career-ending accident, and is determined to make next year's Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

"The severity of the injury was such that the possibility of being quadriplegic was quite a distinct possibility, but thanks to the superb initial treatment at Manchester Royal Infirmary led by Simon Carley, that threat was removed," said Davies.

"The biggest factor in my recovery has been a combination of my own mental strength and the incredible support I have received from both the world of cycling and the general public. I have received so many texts, emails and greeting cards and my parent's house resembles a branch of Interflora. I really want to thank everyone so much and I want to assure them all that I am leaving no stone unturned in my determination to be on the podium in Melbourne."

Discharged from hospital and already back on a static bike focusing on the process of rehabilitation, Davies will be attending the next Revolution Series on November 19 at Manchester Velodrome to say thank you for all the support she has received.

At Revolution 10, Davies will also be providing details of a new charity which she has set up to raise money for the Hope Spinal Unit. The charity is called Spinal Hope and all money raised will support the publicly funded unit. Spinal Hope wristbands will be on sale at Revolution 10 and Emma will also provide details of a special fundraising auction.

Following these announcements Emma will be able to sit back and watch her team-mates fight it out in the first ever women's endurance omnium. Nicole Cooke, Rachel Heal and Nikki Harris will be some of the star riders competing across three events to decide an ultimate winner.

Tickets for the Revolution 10 on 19th November are available at www.cyclingrevolution.com or by calling 07005 942 579 or the Velodrome on 0161 223 2244 and selecting option 3.

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