/ This isn't good news
No. Just looked up the race, motorcycle outriders, but not rolling road blocks or any official road closures.
Really sad news....
....I remember going through Torridon when the Bealach na Ba was on years ago and we were exactly at the wrong moment before we realised what was going on and then weren't able to pull over or overtake. So we just sat back and tried to keep moving at the cyclists pace giving as much space as possible to the riders to overtake us. Unbelievably, two other cars got impatient and tried to overtake bikers and us, which failed and almost knocked a rider off who luckily sped up just in time.
Just heard about this on my cycling club's facebook page - very sad indeed.
A bit more info here - http://www.bikeradar.com/road/news/article/rider-killed-in-collision-with-car-in-british-race-36615/
He'd not long joined the team.
Having raced a lot in many races at national B level, I have seen many near misses, in some cases this was due to riders attacking on the wrong side of the road on blind bends, on others simply, narrow roads and unwary drivers and sometimes just down right aggressive driving. Though of course I do not presume to know the circumstances of this incident.
Sincere condolences to the family and friends of the fallen cyclist.
Here is a little more:
As with threads that discuss climbing related deaths it would perhaps be appropriate to confine comments to sympathy for the deceased and his family and create another thread for discussion of the circumstances?
To the young man's family - sorry for your loss.
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