Thank you John you really are the most thoughtfull and helpful man. Actually I ran out of steam in replying to your comment as I had not meant to dismiss your suggestion of an electric bike. In fact I was talking to Bernard from MWW on the Wednesday before my accident at Leatherthead. Last year he was Doored by an errant motorist along with Toni de Italia near Sutton Bus station and got some compensation via CTC. At Leatherhead he was riding a newly aquired BOSCH electric bike which looked very smart with hydraulic discs and the lot and quite a powerfull motor. I suggested it must have cost around six Grand & he said around £3.5K. I have to say however it seemed to weigh a Tonne but according to Bernard was very comfortable.
So John I have not dismissed your suggestion at all. In fact I have always wanted a Brompton but found them very expensive. They have now launched an electric version and I plan to look furthe into that!
On the other hand, while I have given up the idea of any more racing this year (I was planning to ask you if you would pace me again in the Redmon 2-up) despite all my Adversity I have not given up the idea of doing TT in 2018. Clearly I have to wait and see how I recover but I am not put off by the idea of riding my bike again.
Thakn you John & Carolyne for your support as ever.