Former British 125 champion Greg Hanson is out of hospital and on the road to recovery after having a heart attack while riding at Washbrook Farm in Cambridgeshire on August 8.
53-year-old Greg has made an announcement on social media that reads:
As most of you are aware I suffered a cardiac arrest whilst riding at Washbrook Farm a few weeks ago.
I would like to say a huge Thank You to everyone at Washbrook Farm that day, as you saved my life. It makes you realise how important having paramedics on site really are.
The messages of support have been overwhelming. I was released from hospital 3 days ago and I am on the long road to recovery.
I would also like to thank my family and close friends who have gone above and beyond to help me at this difficult time.
Good luck to everyone racing at Farleigh Castle, gutted I can’t be there.
All the best
Hanson, who was the only man to beat Dave Thorpe in a single British championship moto in 1986 to ruin the champ’s perfect season, has never stopped riding and racing and still coaches young riders. His serious racing was curtailed in recent years when he crashed and had a head injury but he was soon back on a bike. He was planning to ride in the Vets Nations at Farleigh Castle next month.
Our thoughts and best wishes are with Greg and hope he makes a full and speedy recovery.