Michael Bonney update: broken neck but making positive progress

MD of Orange Bikes recovering from serious injury

Michael Bonney, MD of Orange Bikes

Michael Bonney, the MD of Orange Bikes, has been diagnosed with a broken neck after his crash during a sportive last Sunday. But he is making “positive progress” in hospital, according to the latest update on Orange’s Facebook page:


To all our Orange fans, friends and family:

As previously stated, Orange Bikes’ Michael Bonney was severely injured in a cycling accident while taking part in the Eden Valley Classic Sportive on Sunday 3rd March. He received outstanding emergency medical treatment at the roadside and was transported to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle by air ambulance.

At the RVI he was diagnosed with a broken neck and is undergoing treatment for this extremely serious injury and is making positive progress. Michael and his family have been overwhelmed by the incredible amount of heartfelt messages of support and would like to thank all his friends from the cycle industry and beyond for their ongoing encouragement.


Michael’s road to recovery is going to be long and bumpy but he is tackling that with his legendary Geordie grit and determination. Today he has been moved to the spinal injury unit at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesborough to receive specialist care for the next leg of this journey.