Friday 11 January 2013

My Moment of the Week - 1

It's nice to start the year on a good news note in cycling. Sadly, that hasn't been the case for 2013. Last Thursday the cycling community mourned the loss of Olympic mountain biker, Burry Stander who was the victim of a fatal cycling accident in his native South Africa. Stander died from injuries sustained when he was knocked down by a taxi, at Shelly Beach.

This sad event occurred not long after another tragic accident in which top Spanish moutain biker Inaki Lejarreta was knocked down and killed while out on a training ride in the Basque country just before Christmas.

I didn't know much about either of these riders, but I was still saddened by the news. It just goes to show that there is still alot of work to be done to improve cycle safety in many countries around the world. Even experienced cyclists are not safe on the roads.....Rest in Peace Burry Stander, Inaki Lejarreta and all other cyclists who have lost their lives while out on the road this year.

Stay safe in 2013 People.

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