Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:49 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:30 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:39 pm
Posts: 258
Location: Brighton, UK
Anybody read this article in the Derby Telegraph? Rider called Scott Shepherd from Derby who had a mountain bike crash and hasn't walked or talked for 10 months now. Very sad, but reminds you of how dangerous this sport can be sometimes.

Just wondering if anybody on here knows him?


Last edited by SantaHul on Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:58 pm 
East Midlands AEC
East Midlands AEC
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 05, 2006 7:45 pm
Posts: 15067
Location: Derby, UK
No, not heard of him. Very sad. Hope he makes a strong recovery.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:07 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:18 pm
Posts: 3798
Location: Staffordshire
Very sad. I hope I'm wrong but the injuries and his current state sound very much like the state my friend has been in for the last 25 years following a car crash.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:36 pm 
Newbie

Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:24 pm
Posts: 2
Location: derby
Hey guys, thank you for enquiring about Scott following his accident last year. I am his sister so able to give you the most accurate information (the derby telegraph misprinted some of the things I told them again this week)

Scott is, as you rightly say, still in a very serious condition and is likely to be for a very long time. He is healthy generally but has very serious injuries to his brain which kept him in a coma for nearly 5 months and still classed as minimally concious.

It means a lot that people are out there supporting him, and as we know what a fighter he is, we are positive that he will one day be able to walk and talk (although we do understand that this will be a very long time if it is to happen - ie decades rather than months)

Ioncewasgood - hope your friend is still continuing to make progress after 25 years, never give up hope, technology is improving all the time and the brain is so complex they are always learning and recovering.

Please keep following Scotts progress and the work of the Trust at www.riderdown.co.uk and thank you once again for the support. Any questions please feel free to ask x x x

Lisa


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:34 pm 
East Midlands Deputy AEC
East Midlands Deputy AEC
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:39 pm
Posts: 2028
Location: Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Hi Lisa. Thanks for getting in touch. The very best wishes to Scott and all of you. Now that we know of riderdown we will follow his progress.

Best regards,

Rob


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:38 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:39 pm
Posts: 258
Location: Brighton, UK
Yeah we're right behind you Lisa. Like the sound of that special bike you're getting made up for him, bet he can't wait to be riding again.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:12 am 
Newbie

Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:24 pm
Posts: 2
Location: derby
unfortunately it is very unlikely that Scott will ever ride again due to his injuries, although if he does ever want to again, we wil do everything we can to help him do so.

The bike we are getting him at the moment will be one he can use in bed/wheelchair which will help his general fitness and mobility for the future.

I have always believed though to 'never say never' who knows what is down the road and what scientific breakthroughs will be made :)


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group