Heading off for the Team GB training session in Croatia and actually taking doctor’s orders and resting this week is Coventry captain Chris Harris.
Having had surgery less than a week ago on his nose to assist with his breathing he was told to have two weeks rest by the doctors due to the risk of haemorrhage and/or infection. He was planning to ignore the advice and ride but having taken more advice from the medics and listened to his Management Team he will now travel but not ride .
Chris knew though he really shouldn’t really be thinking of riding but did not want to let Team GB or manager Alun Rossiter down, plus to continue his traditional Bulldog Spirit and wanting to maintain his 100% passion of riding for his country and wearing the Team GB colours with pride.
But he has now sensibly decided to just be involved in all the off track sessions. "I know I shouldn’t have even been considering the trip and putting on my helmet which in itself would have been painful. The nose area is still very sore but the worry is that if I came off I could damage what work they have done to which I damaged way back in 2008 and have been suffering with more so lately”
“I will now fly out on Friday to be with the boys and attend all the sessions and the team meeting even though I will not be able to ride or train. …..yes I am actually taking advice and acting on it!! That will shock a few people I know !! But my medics, trainer and management team have made me see sense.. Everyone knows how committed I am to representing my country and I didn’t want to miss this get together.”“2016 is a big year for me and we have put a lot into the planning for the new season and the World Team Cup in England and I want to be part of it "