Tour de France winner and four-time Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins was "looking forward to getting back on the bike" as he continued to recover from injuries sustained in a road accident.

The 32-year-old athlete spent a night in hospital in Preston after he a van collided near his home in Lancashire on Wednesday night.

"I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and messages over the last 48 hours, and of course all the staff at the Royal Preston Hospital who looked after me so well," Wiggins said on www.teamsky.com last night.

"Although I'm still a little bit sore I will now be spending time at home with my family and concentrating on making a full recovery.

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Wiggins was hit by a van near his home in Lancashire

"I'm looking forward to getting back on the bike soon and continuing my preparations for the 2013 season."

After a formal interview, the van driver, Cath Burrows, 44, was summonsed by Lancashire Police over driving without due care and attention.

Four-time Olympic champion Wiggins was taken to hospital with a bruised hand and ribs after the collision near his home.

In a statement last night, a police spokesman said: "Following a voluntary attendance for interview with Lancashire Police, a 44-year-old woman from West Lancashire has been reported for summons for driving without due care and attention.

"However an investigation into the full circumstances of the incident is still under way."

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    A general view of Royal Preston Hospital, Lancashire where Tour de France cycling champion and Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins was taken after he was involved in a crash in Wrightington at about 6pm yesterday evening.

  • Bradley Wiggins crash

    A general view of Royal Preston Hospital, Lancashire where Tour de France cycling champion and Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins was taken after he was involved in a crash in Wrightington at about 6pm yesterday evening.

  • Bradley Wiggins crash

    A wing-mirror at the scene of a crash in Wrightington, Lancashire in which Tour de France cycling champion and Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins was involved in at about 6pm yesterday.

  • Bradley Wiggins crash

    The scene of a crash in Wrightington, Lancashire in which Tour de France cycling champion and Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins was involved in at about 6pm yesterday.

  • Bradley Wiggins crash

    A wing-mirror at the scene of a crash in Wrightington, Lancashire in which Tour de France cycling champion and Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins was involved in at about 6pm yesterday.

  • Bradley Wiggins crash

    A wing-mirror at the scene of a crash in Wrightington, Lancashire in which Tour de France cycling champion and Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins was involved in at about 6pm yesterday.

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    File photo dated 28/07/12 of Great Britain's Bradley Wiggins crossing the finish line on The Mall in central London after the Men's Road Race at the London 2012 Olympics as the Tour de France cycling champion and Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins is recovering in hospital after a collision with a vehicle.

  • Bradley Wiggins sitting on the throne after winning the cycling time trial at the London 2012 Olympic Games