Bradley Wiggins was out on his mountain bike; meeting up with some of his mates to go for a ride near his home in Eccleston, Lancashire. As he passed a garage forecourt on the A5209 near to junction 27 of the M6, a white Astra van hit him.
Wiggins was taken to hospital in Preston where he was kept in overnight for observation. According to his team Sky, he is expected to make a full and speedy recovery. I hope so, this was the start of his winter training in preparation for the Giro d'Italia in May.