Richard Branson injured in 'colossal cycling crash' in British Virgin Islands

The businessman suffered severe cuts, elbow and leg bruises and a large bump on his hip

Richard Branson British Virgin Islands
(Image credit: Richard Branson)

Richard Branson has suffered a major crash while cycling in the British Virgin Islands as part of a multi-discipline challenge fundraising event for education charity Big Change.

The Virgin Group founder was taking part in Strive BVI, where he also did sailing, kayaking and paddleboarding, and planned on hiking and swimming before he was involved in a cycling accident.

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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.