Black Arm band weekend 9/10th may

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Black Arm band weekend 9/10th may

Postby eileithyia » 6 May 2009, 4:32pm

Not sure if this is the right place, but the teashop is often quite quiet so need plenty of air time.

Some maybe aware a cyclist, Gareth Evans of the Army CU was killed on the A1 near St. Neots on Sunday morning whilst TT-ing.

Gathering momentum on other forums is a request for all cyclists, regardless of the what and where they are riding this weekend, to ride with a black arm band on over the weekend.
Suggestions include using gaffa tape, black ribbon, cut off arm warmer, or cut off top from a black sock.

I trust people will find it in their hearts to support this as a mark of respect not just for Gareth but for all cyclists who have been killed on our roads.

http://www.timetriallingforum.co.uk/ind ... opic=32264
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Re: Black Arm band weekend 9/10th may

Postby Ivor Tingting » 7 May 2009, 2:56am

Here are further links to the incident itself for anyone who wants to or doesn't already know of it:

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/cn_news ... ?ID=413806

http://www.timetriallingforum.co.uk/ind ... opic=32172

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Re: Black Arm band weekend 9/10th may

Postby Edwards » 7 May 2009, 8:54am

Condolences to the family on their sad loss
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Re: Black Arm band weekend 9/10th may

Postby worthers » 7 May 2009, 12:49pm

This is an excellent idea, I'll be wearing an armband. This horrible accident happened just a few miles from where I live, and knowing the road I can't imagine how the driver could've possibly not seen him. Reading the TT's forum on this is so sad;, they're such a close community and this has hit them hard - my thoughts go out to them as well as to everyone who knew Gareth.

I think black armbands this weekend is an great idea, in memory of anyone, but particularily cyclists, killed on the road. It's a sign of respect, and hopefully it might wake up a few drivers.
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Re: Black Arm band weekend 9/10th may

Postby Biscuit » 7 May 2009, 12:57pm

Doesnt have to be a TT rider, stay aware.