Paracyclist Richardson on road to recovery

Paralympic champion Simon Richardson had his dream of cycling in the 2012 Olympics taken away from him when he was involved in an alleged hit-and-run.

He was training near Bridgend when a van struck him and left him with multiple fractures and a collapsed lung.

In Beijing, Richardson, 44, won two gold medals and a silver, and he hopes to be able to get back on his bicycle soon.

Radio 5 live Sport's Eleanor Oldroyd spoke to him and to his wife Amanda on 5 live's London Calling programme.

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