The cyclist was competing in the world championship in Switzerland when he misjudged a corner and had to be airlifted to hospital.
Despite internal injuries and two broken ribs he continued the race, and was airlifted to the hospital afterwards.
For three weeks the former Scottish masters champion was monitored for internal bleeding, and fed through a tube.
It was only after getting over the worst of it that he discovered his insurance didn’t cover medical accidents in Switzerland, and he would need to cover his own medical costs – and pay for an air ambulance back to Scotland.
Reaching out to his friend, Sean Dohery; who had previously organised a fundraising appeal after he was paralysed following a crash six years ago, a donation page was set up.