Friday, 26 August 2011

Simon Richardson Update (26/8/11)

Day 9.  Simon still remains critical but stable.  Doctors this morning removed his ventilator for a short time to establish whether Simon was able to breathe independently this morning, however their conclusion was that his lung is not yet strong enough and the ventilator was re-established to help him breathe.  He remains sedated and according to his wife Amanda he is - "a bit more responsive."

This weekend sees residents of the UK enjoying a bank holiday and we'd like to continue to encourage everyone to send in their photo's of them riding in support of Simon and the #SIMONSTRONG campaign .  Please see here for further details on how you can get involved.

Note to Press; Simon Richardson is a double-gold Paralympic cyclist.  On the track in Bejing 2008 he won the LC3/4 1km time trial and 3km individual pursuit. He also claimed a silver in the road time trial and assisted team mate Darren Kenny to victory in the road race.  Further details can be found on his Wikipedia page.


  1. Thanks for all the updates Phil...I continue to send good vibes to Simon as well as his Family and Friends all the way from Southern California.
    I know with Mates like you supporting him he will continue to get stronger one Day at a time.

    All the best to you all and be safe out there.


  2. Well Phil, I attempted to ride in support of Simon yesterday whilst on my commute to work, however I had a run in with a slippery wooden bridge and ended up having an op to reduce a dislocated shoulder and fix my fractured humerus, bike knackered, helmet smashed etc etc. Still Pales into insignificance when I read your daily updates on Simon. It sounds like he is receiving the very best care, I truly hope he recovers well and shows us the inner strength he clearly has. Big love and best wishes to Simon and Amanda, be strong #simonstrong.