George Peasgood returns to training following life-changing bike crash

Two-time Paralympian George Peasgood has reassured fans and followers by posting a video on his Instagram account

George Peasgood of Great Britain competes in Para Triathlon Category PTS5-W event of the ITU Triathlon Yokohama

Paralympic paratriathlon silver medallist George Peasgood is back in training following a near-fatal bike crash in October last year.


Peasgood, who also won a para-cycling bronze medal in Tokyo 2020, posted a video to his Instagram stories showing him cycling on a turbo trainer, and mouthing ‘Big love everyone’ to camera while Guns n Roses’ Sweet Child O’Mine played over the top.

The next ‘story’ slide showed a screenshot of his Zwift session, with the words ‘route ticking – we back [sic]’ and ‘today was a good day’ overlaid.

Peasgood’s fans were first made aware that he was regaining mobility on 10 February when he took to Instagram and shared a short video of himself walking down a hospital corridor.

“Taking baby steps but at least they’re steps. Watch out, I’ll be running soon!

“I walked a lap of the ward last week holding the hand of @frankiehall04 & a male physio… Now, after a bit more practice and learning to walk AGAIN, I can go round the ward with just Frankie walking behind; no additional support or anything (good luck to her!)

“I’ve had to relearn to walk a few times before (after reconstructive leg surgeries) which will definitely help things! However, never after a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), so relearning with both my TBI and leg is making things that little bit more interesting…”


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While George still has a long way to go with his recovery, this latest video will have been met with relief and elation by the triathlon community.

220 Triathlon continues to wish George a safe and speedy recovery.


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