Oli Beckingsale (Jon Riley)

Here’s part four of the series following British cross-country
mountain bike racer Oli Beckingsale’s rehabilitation from the broken leg
he suffered on the circuit last season.

The 35-year-old
fractured the neck of his left femur in what he described as a fairly
innocuous fall during the Nove Mesto World Cup round last August. He has
spent much of his close season building back up from what was a
serious injury, with hours of Wattbike training and gym sessions now behind him.

In the latest installment, Beckingsale and his physio talk about how he overcame one of the major obstacles in his recovery – a complete inability to walk correctly. Despite being at a stage where he could ride his bike reasonably well, he was picking up niggling injuries while walking because of compensatory muscle imbalances brought on by the injury. With a lot of hard work he’s come through it and will probably be a better rider for it.

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