Mike McKeon will talk his visit to the Calvert Trust

Mon, May 30th 2022 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

An interesting perspective on the Calvert Trust.


A former PE teacher who dreamed of spending his retirement skiing, golfing and walking, has been paralysed in a horrific cycling accident.

Mike McKeon was thrown off his bike in a horror smash on a descent to Ribchester in Lancashire back in March.

The 68-year-old said he believes something stopped his bike while going at 40mph downhill and flipped him over the top, breaking a bone in his neck.

He then spent a month in Royal Preston Hospital and four months in rehab at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital's spinal unit, the Manchester evening News .

Now paralysed from the chest down, Mike said his life has been "completely thrown upside down" and "the hardest thing is acceptance".

Mike, from Rishton, near Blackburn, in Lancashire, said: "My head was sort of pushed down into my chest. I broke my nose, I had black eyes, I had broken ribs. Then the force of landing on the road on my back caused the major injury.

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