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Dan’s Story

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MHAW – Positive work-life balance

15th May 2018

MHAW – Positive work-life balance

Positive work-life balance is key to managing stress - here are 10 tips to promote work-life balance

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I DID IT! TdY Challenge Complete

8th May 2018

I DID IT! TdY Challenge Complete

My year long goal of completing the Tour de Yorkshire sportive is finally complete!

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The Tour de Yorkshire is here!

3rd May 2018

The Tour de Yorkshire is here!

What a fantastic event... if you are local I urge you to go and watch!

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One week to go – Training Debrief

29th April 2018

One week to go – Training Debrief

TdY is next weekend so here's a quick recap of my 10 weeks of training

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My Mental Health Roller Coaster

2nd April 2018

My Mental Health Roller Coaster

Whilst my physical recovery has been quite straight forward I hadn't expected the mental health challenges I have come up against these past 12 months...

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Turbo Torture Chamber

17th March 2018

Turbo Torture Chamber

Winter Time = Turbo Training fun!

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Time to buy a new bike…

4th March 2018

Time to buy a new bike…

All the gear, no idea... meet Geri the Giant TCR!

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A month off work II

31st October 2017

A month off work II

Movies, gadgets & home improvements...

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What to do with a month off work?!

30th October 2017

What to do with a month off work?!

I was still pretty immobile but what could I do with all this spare time...

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First trip to Fracture Clinic

18th October 2017

First trip to Fracture Clinic

Long wait, stitches out, heroes and Norman

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Rodillian Singers Charity Concert

25th September 2017

Rodillian Singers Charity Concert

Concert to raise money for the BOTS charities

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TAKING THE PISS – at Home

18th July 2017

TAKING THE PISS – at Home

The joy of weeing in pots!

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HOME SWEET HOME

17th July 2017

HOME SWEET HOME

I was so pleased to be home with the wife and kids but it came with a new set of challenges

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DISCHARGE – Heading Home

13th July 2017

DISCHARGE – Heading Home

Leaving hospital was not as straight forward as I had hoped

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MY MAD KING by Becky Whitlam

30th June 2017

MY MAD KING by Becky Whitlam

Losing my husband (temporarily!) - My wife's tale...

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TRAMADOL – The Superman Matrix Pills

19th June 2017

TRAMADOL – The Superman Matrix Pills

What a rollercoaster ride I had on the Norwich City pills, here I bear all about the crazy side effects!

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MOBILITY KIT – My New Friends!

17th June 2017

MOBILITY KIT – My New Friends!

Sadly my kit was my best friends for a few weeks... it all got special names!

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GOOD LUCK – Sky Bet Sportive this Friday

14th June 2017

GOOD LUCK – Sky Bet Sportive this Friday

I'm gutted to be missing the SB&G sportive this week but I will be cheerleading to make up for it!

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RIP Beautiful Bike

11th June 2017

RIP Beautiful Bike

After the crash I was badly injured, my bike was less fortunate...

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DRUGS & their side effects

9th June 2017

DRUGS & their side effects

My body was pumped with drugs for almost a month, with some interesting side effects...

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BIG THANKS – Barnsley Hospital Staff

4th June 2017

BIG THANKS – Barnsley Hospital Staff

I am so grateful for the amazing care I received at Barnsley so here is a little thank you

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Taking the Piss!

2nd June 2017

Taking the Piss!

Possibly the strangest and sometimes most challenging part of being laid up in bed all day...

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Hospital Soap Opera – The Unusual Suspects

1st June 2017

Hospital Soap Opera – The Unusual Suspects

Introducing my new friends from the orthopaedic trauma ward...

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Accident day according to Mrs W

30th May 2017

Accident day according to Mrs W

Mrs Whitlam's version of events from the day of the cycling accident...

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Emergency Surgery

29th May 2017

Emergency Surgery

After my accident and a long day in A&E I needed to go in to operating theatre to get my leg fixed!

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Surgeons’ Pre-Op Assessment

28th May 2017

Surgeons’ Pre-Op Assessment

So what did the orthopaedic surgeons make of my mangled leg?!

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A long day in A&E

28th May 2017

A long day in A&E

After the crash I was rushed to Barnsley Hospital A&E to assess the damage...

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The Crash

28th May 2017

The Crash

On 23rd April 2017 my world was turned upside down when I hit a car in a head on collision whilst coming around a sharp, blind corner...

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Please Wear A Helmet!

14th May 2017

Please Wear A Helmet!

My £30 ten year old helmet potentially saved my life. Your head is more important than your hair... so PLEASE WEAR A HELMET!

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