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Broken Heart-bookcover

By: David Le Grys

Broken Heart

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Broken Heart tells the story of a lifelong racing cyclist with a long list of achievement who falls down to earth with a bump on receiving the news that his heart requires urgent medical attention. David has to drop his lifelong passion and come to terms with the realisation that he will need to undergo open-heart surgery. Shock, fear, and denial are just some of the emotions he has to work through.David tells the story of how he dealt with life-threatening moments and the anxieties this news brought him, as well as the adventurous and unexpected events which unfold in the months following open-heart surgery. 

David Le Grys aka Legro is a cyclist. He has raced at international and national level all over the world. David is also a coach and has studied NLP (Nero Linguistic Programming).

He has won 35 national elite/professional and masters championships, nine European Masters Championships, and 24 World Masters Championships.


David took a break from cycling during the early ’90s while he was national sprint coach and began running to keep fit. He started with local fun runs and went on to run marathons, his best time being 2 hours 38 minutes, he eventually got back into cycling and racing again by competing in duathlons (run-bike-run).

His fastest speed on a bike was 110 mph behind Tom Walkinshaw’s racing saloon car on the M42, the motorway was loaned to Dave for a day by the MOT but was unfortunately rained off before his next attempt of 135 mph.

David is now retired from racing. Many years of crashes and vigorous training has finally caught up with him, however, back surgery, open heart surgery and rheumatoid arthritis has not stopped him from riding his bike, so beit a little more leisurely.

Broken Heart is just one chapter of David’s life on how he dealt with open heart surgery and the journey to recovery.

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