[CR]Re: Rhyll Acccident


Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 17:05:36 +0000 (GMT)
From: Michael Butler <pariscycles@yahoo.co.uk>
To: CR Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Re: Rhyll Acccident

I have been asked to forward this to all cyclists who will be out riding this coming Sunday. My apologies to Dale and all other list members for this being off topic but it has shaken all of us here in the UK. Michael Butler Nat.Clarion C.C. Hunts. UK.

Cyril,

can you distribute this please

Doddy -----Original Message----- From: Andrew Ballentyne [mailto:andrew.ballentyne@eurobase-international.com] Sent: 11 January 2006 14:44 Subject: Rhyl CC Accident

My apologies if you've already know about this, however to honour the members of the Rhyl CC, there has been a suggestion on the Veloriders forum (http://www.veloriders.co.uk/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=32759 and since repeated on the other forums) that we all wear black armbands on our rides this Sunday. If you don't have an armband then black insulating tape is fine.

The following e-mail is going to the National newspapers, BBC website etc:- "I am writing to you representing the cycling website http://www.veloriders.co.uk to inform you and ask for your assistance in publicising this for us.

In light of the terrible catastrophe that occurred last Sunday in North Wales in which four cyclists from Rhyl Cycling Club lost their lives, the word is spreading through the cycling world that as a mark of respect to the riders and to their families left behind, that all cyclists that take to the roads on Sunday 15th January 2005, either in group clubruns as the Rhyl CC did, or on their own, as so many do every weekend, that people could wear a black armband . It doesn't have to be ornate, indeed black tape would suffice, anything to show that our thoughts are with them.

Cyclists all round the country have been rocked by this accident as we all feel so vulnerable on the roads anyway with increasing traffic volume, we all go out on group rides and the thoughts of most riders with which I have spoken is that "it could so easily have been them."

http://www.veloriders.co.uk/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=32784

Bradley Wiggins and the Cofidis team will be wearing armbands this Sunday.

Thats all for now. Keep those wheels spinning, in your memories if not still on the road. Be lucky Mick Butler Huntingdon UK.