Donations flood in for paralysed motorcyclist who chose to steer into ditch rather than hitting group of cyclists

Chris Toon paralysed from neck down and told he'll never be able to walk again

Nearly £30,000 has been raised for Chris Toon's rehabilitation

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Nearly £30,000 has been raised to help care for a motorcyclist who was paralysed after making a split-second decision to steer his bike into a ditch rather than hitting a group of cyclists.

32-year-old Chris Toon broke his back in the crash on June 11 near Melton Mowbray, and described how he had had to choose between ploughing into a group of cyclists or going off the road himself after losing control of his bike.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.