Crash cyclist carries on
AN intrepid fundraiser who is cycling more than 10,000 miles has vowed to continue his gruelling challenge – despite needing more than 20 stitches in his face after an horrific accident.
Adam Wolley has been tirelessly pedalling across some of Earth’s toughest terrain in aid of the Malaria Consortium.
The 21-year-old, of Saxtead, near Framlingham, is travelling from London to Cape Town, in South Africa.
He has endured temperatures of more than 40C and struggled through deserts – but his latest stint has proved the most difficult.
While in Kigali, Rwanda, Adam went through the rear windscreen of a car and was left needing 38 stitches – 22 on his face, 15 in his mouth and one on his knee.
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However, he has bravely vowed to carry on his fundraising mission and made it to Tanzania in time for a ferry yesterday.
“I was out and about buying some supplies and getting some routine bike maintenance done,” said Mr Wolley, who was descending a hill on his way back when he was involved in a collision with a taxi.
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“I hit it at about 30mph. My front wheel climbed the back of the car and I was thrown with full force towards the back window.
“I stood up immediately and was approached by a kind expat called Lucy who gasped at the sight of me and told me to get in her car.
“We arrived at hospital less than 15 minutes later. Within half an hour, I was taken into surgery. It took over an hour and a half under general anaesthetic to remove a large chunk of glass wedged between my top teeth and skull.
“I was very lucky not to break a bone or even lose any teeth.
“Giving up was not an option. The bike is in a sorry state and I also need to arrange to get my stitches out at the end of the week but the ride will go on.”
To support Adam visit www.justgiving.com/adamwolley or go to www.wheresadam. moonfruit.com to see his progress.