Australian BMX cycling star Sam Willoughby continues to make amazing progress as he recovers from the training crash that paralysed him.
Cycling Central

18 Apr 2017 - 8:10 PM  UPDATED 27 Jul 2017 - 1:29 PM

Willoughby posted an Instagram video on Tuesday, showing him on an exercise bike.

While the 25-year-old shifted unsteadily at times on the bike seat and occasionally needed support from a helper, the BMX ace simulated a standing start in a track race.

"Anyone need a starter for Tokyo #notquitedoneyet #getupyoudog #biggears," Willoughby wrote.

It is a far cry from September last year when Willoughby had a horrific fall while training on a BMX track in the United States.

The impact initially left the London Olympics silver with no movement from the chest down, after he sustained fractures to vertebrae that severely compressed his spinal cord.

Willoughby and American BMX star Alise Post will marry on December 31 and he has vowed to be walking at the ceremony.

Willoughby out of hospital in US
Sam Willoughby has left hospital five months after the Australian BMX rider suffered serious spinal injuries in a crash during training.