Cyclist Becky James’ mother violates pelvis in bike knock – BBC News

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The mother of a Welsh Olympic medal-winning cyclist has been knocked over while cycling, breaking her pelvis.

Olympian Becky James, 25, pleaded with people to “think bike” after her mom Christine James was hit.

The 55 -year-old, from Abergavenny, tweeted a picture of herself wearing a neck bracing after the incident in Monmouthshire on Thursday afternoon.

Her daughter is a former world sprint champion who won two silver medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Following the incident, Christine James said: “Not how I was expecting my Thursday afternoon ride to aim. Believe Once, Think Twice, Think Bike.”

She added: “Lucky to escape with merely a fractured pelvis and bruised lungs.”

Becky James retweeted her mum’s post, saying: “People, please believe once, think twice, think bike !!!! My poor Mumma.”

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Becky James celebrates during the course of its medal rite after winning silver the Women’s Sprint Finals race at Rio

Christine James only took up cycling because she was worried about her daughters riding on their own.

But in 2013, she was runner-up in the over-5 0s category in the National Mountain Bikes Championships.

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

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

Fellow cyclists Dani King, Elinor Barker, Victoria Williamson and Katy Marchant have all passed on their best wishes to Christine James for a speedy recovery.

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