In February 2012, I lost my fiancée Laurence Bickham in a motorcycle accident when our bike and a bus collided.
I was seriously injured, but recovered. Unfortunately, Laurence died on impact.
I am lucky to be alive after sustaining serious injuries in the accident. It was only a short trip through Brighton, and so I decided not to wear my protective leathers, and this almost cost me my life.
I broke my sternum, pelvis, cracked my skull, broke my legs, and had to be resuscitated six times – all that just through an accident where I was not properly prepared.
Laurence always had big ideas to change the roads and help make them safer, so I started “The Laurence Law” in his name to promote road safety.
At first all we wanted were all angle mirrors made mandatory, but it has evolved into so much more from there, now the aims of The Laurence Law are to promote road safety, educating the new generation of drives to treat the roads – and road users – with respect.
Biking was in Laurence’s blood, and I am determined to keep his memory alive through my Fix.
I hope to spread my message and the memory of Laurence nationwide, encouraging young people to look at the topic of road safety in a new, serious light.