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Cyclist died yesterday in Cheltenham

Discussion in 'Advocacy and Cycling Safety' started by LLB, 19 Oct 2007.

  1. LLB

    LLB Guest

    They are building a new trade park on the edge of the main Tewkesbury road roundabout, and re surfacing and widening all the approaches to it.

    I came through the Kingsditch area yesterday afternoon, and it was totally gridlocked, this extended right across the town. Anyway thinking that it was because of the resurfacing work, I made my way through.

    Anyway,I found out it was because a cyclist went under the wheels of a contractors lorry on the roundabout mid afternoon.

    RIP :ohmy:

    Read the comments below the story

    http://www.glosecho.co.uk/displayNo...me=yes&more_nodeId1=231776&contentPK=18715860
     
  2. barq

    barq Senior Member

    Location:
    Birmingham, UK
    Sad news. :rolleyes:
     
  3. MartinC

    MartinC Über Member

    Location:
    Cheltenham
    Very sad news indeed.

    Would be interesting if anyone could post here when some facts emerge.

    The posted comments on the Echo site are interesting. There's a volume of posts from ordinary motorists saying how they've found the roadworks dangerous, badly managed and that they're not surprised that an accident has happened. My view too - I go past once or twice a week. There's also a post from some professional telling us we're all wrong and don't understand. When we know the facts surrounding the incident then we can judge whether the roadworks were a contributory factor. It won't change the view we all seem to have that they're a shambles.
     
  4. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I urge all cyclists to give large vehicles as wide a berth as possible at all times even if it causes a small delay to your journey, it's better than ending up like this feller.
     
  5. ash68

    ash68 New Member

    Location:
    northumberland
    very sad. Another death on the roads. Someone special to a family out there.Certainly makes you realise how easily your life can be taken from you.Only hope it was quick and they didn't suffer. RIP.
     
  6. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Not worth saying anything..RESPECT !!!
     
  7. MartinC

    MartinC Über Member

    Location:
    Cheltenham
    Saw a bit more in the paper at the weekend - no more information other than that he was 51 and he was killed on the roundabout.