Cycling Injury

I think I must have sustained the most unusual cycling-related injury this year.  I managed to make a big hole in my arm.

To spare the squeamish, here’s a look after the NHS has done their magic.


I was trying to do a ‘trial remove of pedals’ from my bike as I need to remove them to pack for my trip to Majorca.  The socket that I was trying to use sheared into two pieces sending the remnants into my forearm.

After the initial shock at seeing so much blood pouring out I pulled myself together, reassured myself I hadn’t hit an artery and drove one-handed to A&E.  Again, big respect to Farnborough Hospital where the staff were brilliant and I was happily stitched back together and on my way within a couple of hours.

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  1. 1 Stijn D said at 7:51 am on May 21st, 2009:

    It is important to remember that pedal threads are different from left side and right side. The right side pedal has a right-hand thread (removes counterclockwise, installs clockwise). The left side pedal has a left-hand thread (removes clockwise, installs counterclockwise).