Martin Cleminson has asked me to post this message on his behalf:
“Hello everyone. I would like to a massive thank you to everybody who came to our rescue and gave roadside assistance to myself and Gail after coming off on the black ice during the GBCP Audax. Thank you to those who gave help and advice; offered clothing to keep warm; kept a look-out for the ambulance and warned other cyclists of the slippery road, saving them from a similar fate.
It truly was the worst section of black ice I have seen (or not seen!). a SPECIAL THANK YOU TO Andy Mann for getting the bikes back to Halifax (I hope he’s cleaned them!) and to Dave Saleem and Richard Whitehead for getting our car to the hospital carpark (only £11 a day!). it truly made us feel we were part of a team, thank you.
I have basically snapped the ball joint of my hip(trochanteric femur fracture) and Monday evening had an operation to bolt it back together (with titanium screws!) and today during physio took the first couple of steps down the long road to recovery. Looking forward to seeing you all down that road soon. Martin “