Team EdinburghDerek SmithI've spent the last three years having operations and physio to combat injuries after an accident.I started cycling in 2012 and quickly fell in love with it. Over the course of the next 18 months I got stronger on the bike however on Boxing Day 2013 I was hit by a car whilst out cycling and received some serious injuries. The last few years have seen me undergo three operations and lots of physiotherapy in order to combat the injuries that I received.When I saw the chance to enter Tour de Pudsey it was a chance to put these events behind me and get on my bike and raise some money for a magnificent charity. I am currently cycling about 160 miles a week to prepare for the event and have fund-raising events planned between now and the event. I simply hope to smash my fundraising target whilst cycling with like minded colleagues.