His left arm is still dangling limply and he shuffled around like an old man. But cyclist Pim de Beer is back at home. 'There are strong hopes that I will make a total recovery.'
At his parents' home in Bakel, De Beer is recovering from a bad fall during a race at the end of August, when for a few hours there were fears for his life. Now the living room is festooned with cards and he enjoyed visits and text messages. Including from fellow students and teachers of International Land and Water Management. 'It does you good.' De Beer is still in pain from several broken bones and bruises, and a collapsed lung. And he cannot use his left arm yet. In spite of it all, he does not intend to give up cycling. 'I just had the bad luck to hit a tree.'