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Mother of Olympic medallist Becky James breaks pelvis after she is hit by car while cycling

55 year old only took up cycling to support her daughter on rides

The mother of Welsh Olympian Becky James has suffered a broken pelvis after being hit by a car while cycling.

Christine James, aged 55 from Abergavenny, tweeted a photo following the incident on Thursday morning.

 

She added: "Lucky to escape with only a fractured pelvis and bruised lungs.”

Her daughter Becky won two silver medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Becky retweeted saying: "People, please think once, think twice, think bike!!!! My poor Mumma.”

The BBC reported how Christine had only begun cycling to support her daughter who was riding alone.

She discovered she was good at it, and in 2013 became runner-up in the over-50s category in the National Mountain Bikes Championships.

Gwent Police said it was called to a report of a collision between a female cyclist and a car at about 12:15 BST.

A spokeswoman said: "The female cyclist was taken to hospital to be treated for her injuries which were not thought to be life-threatening."

 

After an unpromising start, having to be bribed by her parents to learn to ride without stabilisers, Sarah became rather keener on cycling in her university years, and was eventually persuaded to upgrade to proper road cycling by the prospect of a shiny red Italian bike, which she promptly destroyed by trapping a pair of knickers in the rear derailleur. Sarah writes about about cycling every weekend on road.cc.

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