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MOTORCYCLING: Ben's back on track - after 751 days

Ben Wilson
Ben Wilson

Kirton rider Ben Wilson is back in the saddle for the first time in more than two years after a few laps of Cadwell Park on his Gearlink Kawasaki Supersport machine.

It has been a long road since his accident in May 2016 at the North West 200 where he badly broke his leg.

He still has a way to go with his knee which still isn’t in a position to bend into a comfortable position for racing but with the help of his physio Aiden Robinson, he will eventually get there.

Wilson said: “I have had some great people around me and without them I would not be where I am today - I'm so grateful to you all.

"I still have a long way to go until I'm back where I was before the crash but it will come.

"I've got a great surgeon in my corner and without him I would have no leg at all.

"Since Aiden started working on my leg he has transformed everything and I have to thank him for coming with me to Cadwell and getting me on the bike.

Ben Wilson with his physio finding a comfortable riding position
Ben Wilson with his physio finding a comfortable riding position

"Also a massive thank you to Gearlink Kawasaki for sorting me a bike out. I also want to give a huge thanks to all my supporters that have stuck by me and sent me loads of messages over the months plus my family who have been there for me through all the bad times.

"It is 751 days since I was last on a bike and, although it was a bit painful, I have proved I can still do it.

"I will take in several test days in the coming months and as I get stronger and my knee improves its bend I will get more comfortable on the bike.

"I am aiming at possibly riding in a British Supersport round before the end of the season if everything goes smoothly but right now I am taking it one day at a time.”

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