Milngavie cyclist Katie keen to get back in the saddle following accident

Commonwealth Games medalist Katie Archibald said a bad crash two weeks ago will not keep her out of the saddle for long.

The Milngavie cyclist, who won bronze in Glasgow last year, crashed at more than 35mph 11 days ago, following a pile up of cyclists at The Alexandra Tour of the Reservoir in County Durham. Luckily the 21-year-old did not break any bones, but she did lose a lot of skin from her arms legs and back.

Archibald, who is now based in Manchester is an integral part of the British cycling squad.

She said: “It was quite a bad crash, but luckily I did not break any bones. I am hoping to compete in the Cheshire Classic race next week which I won last year, but I will have to wait and see how painful my arms and legs feel. I am not so worried about my back as I don’t move it that much when cycling.”

Archibald only into the sport relatively late. She has a sporting background in swimming and took up competitive cycling in 2011 on the grass track and in 2012 on hard track.

After spending 2012-2013 working in the family business, Archers Sleepcentre, she was recruited into British Cycling’s Olympic Development Academy in November 2013. Here she went on to represented Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow the following year, winning bronze in the points race.