I was about to go and garden, when I received a call to say that The Carpenter had been knocked off his bike....off to the nearest side of Cardiff, where , as he'd ridden his bike from one road across to the second exit of a roundabout...a car going from the outside lane of the first exit, caught him broadside.
The driver was quite solicitous and hung around until he was loaded into an ambulance (along with his bike!) As the policeman turned to find him he'd walked away and was driving off without leaving his details.
Would you assume that that was fine to do, when you've knocked a cyclist over, damaged his bike and he is being taken off to hospital bleeding very nicely? Especially with the police in attendance as well.
Five hours later we left the hospital, with bumps and grazes in all sorts of places and a well stitched ear upon which he had slid along the road after bouncing off the bonnet of the car . The bike was still in the police secure store at the hospital where a paramedic had put it, as the hospital security couldn't get in there!
First we had to pay £2.20 to leave the car park- we were within minutes of being charged double that!!
Then to say "hello and goodbye" to The Wizzard who'd been playing polo with his team from Manchester, before they headed back North.
Home for lunch at teatime. What a day. We're so glad that we'd renewed our British Cycling memberships and gone for the highest "gold" level.....full insurance and free legal work if needed...didn't expect to need it so soon!