Lewis-born cyclist Christina Mackenzie looks set for a surprise return to the Western Isles Islands Games team after her first competitive ride since her serious injuries sustained in a hit-and-run incident last year.
The Tour of Cambridgeshire last weekend was Christina’s first event in almost nine months after her pelvis was broken when she was in a collision last September with a vehicle towing a trailer.
The 45-year-old had her pelvis broken in four places and had to learn to walk again.
The record-breaking cyclist who lives in Stirling was on a training run near Kippen when she was struck. Despite a police appeal and the release of a CCTV image of the black Ford Ranger, the driver has never been traced.
Her rehabilitation, however, is ahead of schedule as Christina had not expected to be competing until next month at the earliest. She now has her sights set on representing the Western Isles at the Guernsey Island Games.
Her performance at the Tour of Cambridgeshire has also booked her a place in the UCI Cycling World Championship road race in Perthshire in August.
In 2021, Christina set a women’s record time for cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats.