2018 Brandon Conway falls off a bridge during the Blayney to Bathurst cycle race

Port News reports that “Brandon Conway fell off a bridge during the 2018 Blayney to Bathurst cycle race”

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Brandon’s third Blayney to Bathurst cycling race is one he’ll will remember for ever.

 “The crash stopped the bike, but I went over the side of the bridge,” Brandon said.

The crash sent him hurtling over the side barriers, with Brandon ending up in a thorn bush metres below.

Luckily, the crash wasn’t enough to put him out of the race entirely.

With the help of his mates Will Pender and Andrew Fell, he dragged himself back onto his bike and finished the course in 83rd position, just 13 minutes behind the winner.

 

“The crash stopped the bike, but I went over the side of the bridge,” Brandon said.

Brandon ended up in a thorn bush metres below the bridge after the crash on a bridge sent him hurtling over the side barriers.

 

Luckily, the crash wasn’t enough to put him out of the race entirely.

He dragged himself back onto his bike and finished the course in 83rd position, 13 minutes behind the winner with the help of teammates Will Pender and Andrew Fell.

The crash stopped the bike, but I went over the side of the bridge.

Port Macquarie cyclist Brandon Conway

“They’re the ones who helped me out of that thorn bush because the harder you pull against them the more they cut you,” he said.

“They got me out of there and then we pretty much rode straight back to Bathurst and finished the race.”

The teenager said he had been involved in numerous crashes throughout his career although this was his first since last year.

“I haven’t crashed in a long time; my last crash was at an Oceania event last year, so I’ve been staying upright pretty well,” he said.

The 19-year-old said he never thought of giving up and not completing the race.

I’m just slashed up a bit, but there’s nothing broken and nothing really hurts.

Brandon Conway

“I just wanted to finish the race and I wanted to achieve something just by finishing with all of these cuts and bruises and stuff,” he said.

“I’m just slashed up a bit, but there’s nothing broken and nothing really hurts.”

The crash at Bathurst proved that in sport nothing is given – Conway won the under-23 road championship state title just over two weeks ago.

He now turns his attention to the Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic on May 12.