It’s still bike racing!’: The former superbike star making the switch to cycling

This article was originally published in Cycling Weekly’s print edition as part of the long-running MY FITNESS CHALLENGE series.

It is 24 July, 2021 and the third round of the British Superbike Championship. Rain is in the air at the Brands Hatch circuit as 27 riders are sent on their way for the opening race of the weekend, the deafening roar of their 1,000cc machines piercing the air. Then, just as the leaders are starting their second lap, the race is brought to a shuddering halt. There has been a bad crash and a rider has been thrown over his handlebars at high speed. Medics rush to the scene. Soon the blades of an air ambulance will be heard as the stricken rider is airlifted to London’s King’s College Hospital. 

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