Ciarán Cannon on being hit by an SUV: ‘I won’t know if surgery has worked until I finish rehab’

The seriously injured TD says cyclists must be respected as legitimate road users

Ciarán Cannon: the Galway East TD was knocked off his bike on a Friday evening at the start of the month

Ciarán Cannon: the Galway East TD was knocked off his bike on a Friday evening at the start of the month

Last month the Fine Gael TD Ciarán Cannon took on the Herculean task of cycling 600km, from Mizen Head to Malin Head, in 24 hours, in aid of the children’s charity Hand in Hand. Just as impressive as the fact that he and his fellow cyclists met the challenge was the fact that they arrived unharmed, given how common cycling scrapes seem to be becoming.

But Cannon’s fortune was short-lived: two weeks later he was knocked off his bicycle by a vehicle, suffering a serious injury that will put him out of action for some time to come.

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