RIP

cyclingprop
cyclingprop Posts: 2,426
edited September 2014 in Commuting chat
Did Ride Across Britain again last week, finishing yesterday.

Very sadly, a lady rider was involved in an RTA in Scotland on Friday and died on Saturday. Having completed the event twice, I can honestly say it feels like family when you are there, even toward people you don't know on the ride.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gl ... e-29202534
http://www.gloucestershireecho.co.uk/Ch ... story.html

She was raising for Alzheimers UK. If this is a cause you support, or the story touches you, her fundraising page is here should you wish to contribute.

https://www.justgiving.com/Sally-Preece-RAB/

Rest in peace.
What do you mean you think 64cm is a big frame?

Comments

  • gabriel959
    gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    RIP indeed, such sad news. Poor kids and family - they must be absolutely devastated :(

    Any idea of what happened? (not looking to blame anyone here btw)
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  • asprilla
    asprilla Posts: 8,440
    Not an isolated incident, unfortunately.

    My neighbour's uni rowing partner was killed last week.

    http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-hig ... s-29118934
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  • gabriel959 wrote:
    RIP indeed, such sad news. Poor kids and family - they must be absolutely devastated :(

    Any idea of what happened? (not looking to blame anyone here btw)


    Only through second hand speculation and rumour, so I'm not going to post until the police investigation concludes.
    What do you mean you think 64cm is a big frame?
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,552
    Very sad news. Sympathy and condolences to all that knew her.
    Has there been an increase in deaths on long charity rides or are they just being reported more?
  • EKE_38BPM
    EKE_38BPM Posts: 5,821
    Veronese68 wrote:
    Has there been an increase in deaths on long charity rides or are they just being reported more?
    I would guess it is an increase in reporting.

    Reporting bias affects so many issues.
    Compare the number of deaths attributable to alcohol and the number of deaths attributable to Ecstasy over the last twenty years. If an alien came own from Mars and followed news reports, they would assume that every E will kill you but booze is fine, but the numbers would say something very different, as would the fact that booze is legal (pretty much compulsory in British culture) and Es are not.

    Same with cycling (and many charity events). The 'dangers of cycling' is an easy sensationalist story to write and throwing in the charity element adds the emotional element.

    Anyway, this isn't the place for that discussion.

    RIP.
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  • vermin
    vermin Posts: 1,739
    Did Ride Across Britain again last week, finishing yesterday.

    Very sadly, a lady rider was involved in an RTA in Scotland on Friday and died on Saturday. Having completed the event twice, I can honestly say it feels like family when you are there, even toward people you don't know on the ride.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gl ... e-29202534
    http://www.gloucestershireecho.co.uk/Ch ... story.html

    She was raising for Alzheimers UK. If this is a cause you support, or the story touches you, her fundraising page is here should you wish to contribute.

    https://www.justgiving.com/Sally-Preece-RAB/

    Rest in peace.

    Well done for finishing, and well done for promoting her cause.
  • gabriel959
    gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    gabriel959 wrote:
    RIP indeed, such sad news. Poor kids and family - they must be absolutely devastated :(

    Any idea of what happened? (not looking to blame anyone here btw)


    Only through second hand speculation and rumour, so I'm not going to post until the police investigation concludes.

    Fair enough.
    x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x
    Commuting / Winter rides - Jamis Renegade Expert
    Pootling / Offroad - All-City Macho Man Disc
    Fast rides Cannondale SuperSix Ultegra