First proper accident on the bike

First off, this is gonna be a two part post as this happened last week so i’ve already had my new wheels sorted and agreed to be paid for.

Anyway, on to what happened, i was leaving the new office last week via the ‘car deck’ which is basically a car park on the second floor. As i was cycling past two metal construction fences the wind picked up and both of them fell towards me, in the time i had all i could do was try and support the weight of them myself, this lasted about 10 seconds before i had to bail which is when they scraped down my arm and side and came to rest on my bike. A couple of guys came to help me put the fences back before i wheeled myself off to security to let them know what happened so they could secure it. Managed to cycle home on the bike but promptly took it into the bike shop i bought it from to get it checked out.

A couple of hours later and they gave me a call to let me know about the damage to the wheels, so x pounds later and their putting together a new set of wheels for me and the receipt is quickly dropped off with the building company.

Today, i got the call to let me know they would be sending me a cheque for the full amount – i should bloody hope so as their only other option was a personal injury claim to get my money back. Oh well life goes on and so do my new wheels 😉 – see new post.

First off, this is gonna be a two part post as this happened last week so i’ve already had my new wheels sorted and agreed to be paid for.

Anyway, on to what happened, i was leaving the new office last week via the ‘car deck’ which is basically a car park on the second floor. As i was cycling past two metal construction fences the wind picked up and both of them fell towards me, in the time i had all i could do was try and support the weight of them myself, this lasted about 10 seconds before i had to bail which is when they scraped down my arm and side and came to rest on my bike. A couple of guys came to help me put the fences back before i wheeled myself off to security to let them know what happened so they could secure it. Managed to cycle home on the bike but promptly took it into the bike shop i bought it from to get it checked out.

A couple of hours later and they gave me a call to let me know about the damage to the wheels, so x pounds later and their putting together a new set of wheels for me and the receipt is quickly dropped off with the building company.

Today, i got the call to let me know they would be sending me a cheque for the full amount – i should bloody hope so as their only other option was a personal injury claim to get my money back. Oh well life goes on and so do my new wheels 😉 – see new post.

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