Course for driver who hit Sir Brad

Sir Bradley Wiggins
Sir Bradley Wiggins
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A motorist who was involved in a collision with Olympic cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins has accepted a driving awareness course.

Cath Burrows, 44, who runs a specialist Porsche garage on an industrial estate in Standish, was pulling out of a petrol station in Wrightington when the incident occurred on November 7.

Sir Bradley was on a training ride and was just minutes after leaving his home in Eccleston when the accident occured.

A spokesman for Lancashire Constabulary said: “She has accepted the driver’s awareness course and as far as we are concerned the situation has been dealt with.”

They did not release details of when the course was taking place or how long it was for.

Sir Bradley, 32, had suspected broken ribs and fingers from the accident and was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.

He had been due to make a number of high-profile public appearances to promote his book but because of the accident he was not able to attend.

He admitted last month the accident was a probably a ‘blessing in disguise’ as he was able to take a rest after his busy year.

It was a rollercoaster 12 months for the dad-of-two as he became the first Briton to win the Tour de France in July, and followed it up by claiming a gold medal in the Olympic Time Trial.

He won the Sports Personality of the Year award in November and became a knight in the Queen’s New Year honours list.

Sir Bradley has confirmed he will be involved in Team Sky’s bid for more glory in the Tour de France.