Motorbike racer Josh Harland is back in saddle after breaking neck

York Press: Josh Harland, who has recovered from breaking his neck, is seen here in action Josh Harland, who has recovered from breaking his neck, is seen here in action

ONLY six months ago he lay in hospital with a broken neck after suffering a horrific bike crash while practising at the famous Donnington Park race track.

Now, after an amazing recovery, 18-year-old Wigginton motorbike racer Josh Harland is looking forward to getting back on two wheels for the start of the next racing season.

Josh, who combines a budding career on the track with studying for a degree in advertising, was knocked unconscious when his 1,000cc Kawasaki crashed into a tyre wall in June.

But he has fought back and said: “I’m totally fine now. I’m back into sports and I’m training in the gym.

“I have one more x-ray in January then I should be off and back to it.

“I’m looking forward to pre-season testing in Spain in March then the season begins the following week.”

He said: “I have just started university, too, but they are really supportive of it.

“In fact, they have a sports foundation which has been helping me out.”

Dave Jefferson, one of those behind the success of Josh’s racing team, said: “In 2013 Josh hopes to be entering the newly backed Honda European Junior Cup Championship, which will be a season to consolidate and achieve what was originally intended for 2012 before Josh’s accident.

“In 2012, Josh was strongly tipped to be a title contender and this remains the objective for 2013 with a full factory Honda ride on a European Superstock 600 in 2014 being the prize on offer.”

Mr Jefferson said the team was still desperately seeking sponsors for the coming season and needs to raise £20,000 to help them continue.

“Any help, large or small, would be appreciated,” said Mr Jefferson.

For details, visit joshharlandracing.co.uk or phone Mr Jefferson on 07914 710387.

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8:20am Sat 29 Dec 12

twigger says...

Fool!!
Fool!! twigger

5:01pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Robbop says...

twigger wrote:
Fool!!
Another retard makes a stupid comment...
[quote][p][bold]twigger[/bold] wrote: Fool!![/p][/quote]Another retard makes a stupid comment... Robbop

6:04pm Sat 29 Dec 12

hammylol19 says...

Good man josh glad u back in the saddle Keep er lit
Good man josh glad u back in the saddle Keep er lit hammylol19

8:15pm Sat 29 Dec 12

hustler says...

Robbop wrote:
twigger wrote:
Fool!!
Another retard makes a stupid comment...
Well said, "twigger" should crawl back under the stone from where he/she appeared. Would they be so quick to label a footballer / other sportsperson in such a manner if they suffered an injury in pursuit of following their sporting ambitions ?

I wish Josh all the best in following his dreams on track - may he follow in the footsteps of other York motorcycle racing greats such as Steve Webster, Howard & Steve Langham, Andy Murphy, Ted Fenwick etc
[quote][p][bold]Robbop[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]twigger[/bold] wrote: Fool!![/p][/quote]Another retard makes a stupid comment...[/p][/quote]Well said, "twigger" should crawl back under the stone from where he/she appeared. Would they be so quick to label a footballer / other sportsperson in such a manner if they suffered an injury in pursuit of following their sporting ambitions ? I wish Josh all the best in following his dreams on track - may he follow in the footsteps of other York motorcycle racing greats such as Steve Webster, Howard & Steve Langham, Andy Murphy, Ted Fenwick etc hustler

9:22pm Sat 29 Dec 12

gibbo_101 says...

Great to see you back in the saddle! Keep your dreams alive! All the best...
Great to see you back in the saddle! Keep your dreams alive! All the best... gibbo_101

1:25pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Kevin Turvey says...

‘twigger says... 8:20am Sat 29 Dec 12
Fool!!‘


Twigger you are a PEN15 of the highest order!

Obviously Twigger has never done anything interesting with his life!

Good luck Josh, keep on thrashing that KTM!
‘twigger says... 8:20am Sat 29 Dec 12 Fool!!‘ Twigger you are a PEN15 of the highest order! Obviously Twigger has never done anything interesting with his life! Good luck Josh, keep on thrashing that KTM! Kevin Turvey

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