Missing cyclist off the A82

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Missing cyclist off the A82

Postby ferrit worrier » 20 Oct 2017, 8:52am

From the BBC news

Missing off the A82 last seen near the Bridge of Orchy Hotel

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-t ... l-41688015
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Re: Missing cyclist off the A82

Postby pwa » 20 Oct 2017, 9:26am

29th September! It doesn't sound good.

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Re: Missing cyclist off the A82

Postby Mick F » 20 Oct 2017, 10:42am

............ so where is he?
Where's his bike?

Could he have veered off and into the loch? :cry:
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Re: Missing cyclist off the A82

Postby hondated » 20 Oct 2017, 6:09pm

Hopefully he may have decided to ride off road. Fingers crossed.

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Re: Missing cyclist off the A82

Postby ambodach » 21 Oct 2017, 11:24am

He was reported at Bridge of Orchy at about 1030 PM according to one report. Heading for Tillicoultry apparently where he lived. Cycling overnight? Not heard anything else so far.

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Re: Missing cyclist off the A82

Postby pwa » 21 Oct 2017, 2:51pm

Looking at the possible routes home from where he was last seen there are countless locations where he might have felt drowsy and left the road to seek shelter in a bit of forestry. I imagine that is the scenario that is considered most likely, with the poor bloke falling victim to exposure.

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Re: Missing cyclist off the A82

Postby irc » 21 Oct 2017, 3:05pm

pwa wrote:Looking at the possible routes home from where he was last seen there are countless locations where he might have felt drowsy and left the road to seek shelter in a bit of forestry. I imagine that is the scenario that is considered most likely, with the poor bloke falling victim to exposure.


Unfortunately he could lie undiscovered for a long time in a random bit of forest.

http://www.scotsman.com/news/skeleton-i ... -1-1254130

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Re: Missing cyclist off the A82

Postby gbnz » 21 Oct 2017, 3:27pm

I'd presume he's committed suicide. The police locally are always finding bodies on the scenic bits of the moor (Most recent on Monday) and that ride over Rannoch Moor and heading South would be quite a nice way to go (Nb. I'd hazard a guess that a West Highland Way walker will find the body in the next few weeks).

Each to his own; the motorist who gassed himself behind me once, chose to do it in a motorway service station (I'd stopped for an hour).

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Re: Missing cyclist off the A82

Postby old_windbag » 21 Oct 2017, 7:47pm

A cheery thread.

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Re: Missing cyclist off the A82

Postby ambodach » 21 Oct 2017, 8:07pm

He was well past Rannoch Moor when last seen at the Green Wellie shop presumably on the traffic cameras there. Otherwise needle and haystack pretty much sums it up.

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Re: Missing cyclist off the A82

Postby mercalia » 31 Oct 2017, 9:00am

no update?

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Re: Missing cyclist off the A82

Postby ferrit worrier » 31 Oct 2017, 9:12am

mercalia wrote:no update?


Sadly unfortunately not, I've been checking the BBC news Scotland and not seen anything. It would be nice to know one way or another.

Malc

a quick edit ~I've emailed the BBC to see if we can get an update
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Re: Missing cyclist off the A82

Postby Ben@Forest » 31 Oct 2017, 9:28am

As has been said further up thread he could be difficult to find even after a very small accident close to the road. About a year ago a local (likely over the limit) driver died when he drove into a wooded roundabout. It's a really busy roundabout, junction of the A1/A68 but his car/body wasn't found for a week.

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Re: Missing cyclist off the A82

Postby Tinnishill » 29 Dec 2017, 11:37am

Police Scotland have another appeal out,

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-t ... l-42492559
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Re: Missing cyclist off the A82

Postby mercalia » 29 Dec 2017, 7:16pm

clearly is dead? what ever reason? unless he has done a reginald perrin?