THE family of a Merseyside golf professional in intensive care after a bike crash hopes his training regime will help him survive.
Angus Law was airlifted to hospital after the crash while cycling in the Lake District on Saturday.
His brother Jim hopes the strength Angus has gained through competing in endurance Iron Man events will boost his recovery.
Mr Law, 48, has been the golf professional at Wirral Ladies Golf Club for 17 years.
The dad-of-two, from Wallasey, was left with horrific injuries after coming off his bike on the Honister Pass near Buttermere.
Doctors at Royal Preston hospital have put him in an induced coma while they begin treatment on the injuries which include a fractured spine, fractured skull and broken arm.
Jim 58, has been at his younger brother’s bedside since learning of the crash.
He told the ECHO: “His wife phoned me at about 11.45pm on Saturday. She informed me of the situation and I went up there at 6am the following morning. He’s in an induced coma at the moment.
“Hopefully he will make a full recovery. I was shocked but because he does all this Iron Man I wasn’t as shocked he had had an accident because he had been on his bike. Cycling on roads is bad enough but he was coming down a mountain too.
“It’s upsetting, but he’s in the right place.”
Doctors have already performed a nine hour operation on Mr Law’s face and he is expected to remain in intensive care for two weeks.
Mr Law has swum the Mersey and cycled across America for charity and his brother hopes his training will help him recover.
He said: “He’s really into physical fitness with the Iron Man events he does and he’s very strong mentally.”
Mr Law was going to run the Wirral Half Marathon on October 13 but now his brother is going to run it on his behalf to raise money for Royal Preston’s intensive care unit. To sponsor him, visit: www.justgiving.com/Jim-Law1