Sad News About Jane Tomlinson

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by chris42, 4 Sep 2007.

  1. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Deal, Kent
  2. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    She squeezed more into her remaining years than most of us pack into a lifetime. A very brave woman. Sympathies to her family.
  3. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    one in a million. up there with armstrong and geoff thomas.

    a sad loss indeed.
  4. barq

    barq Senior Member

    Birmingham, UK
    I never met her, but I do respect anyone who can apparently turn a death sentence into something so positive.
  5. postman

    postman Legendary Member

    Meanwood ,Leeds
    A very brave lady incredible courage my thoughts go out to her family.Bless her.
  6. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Behind a desk
    She's been an inspiration and an example. She showed incredible courage and determination. I've often thought of her when I've found my spirits flagging. RIP and bless her.
  7. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Jane Tomlinson

    Just heard on the news that Jane Tomlinson has died.

    I don't know how you would describe a REAL cyclist, but with the challenges she took on while suffering from cancer she was more of a real one than I will ever be.
  8. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Very sad but an inspiration
  9. Pottsy

    Pottsy ...

    SW London
    This news made me feel surprisingly sad today. I guess it was inevitable of course but what she did in the last 7 years since her diagnosis was nothing short of incredible.
  10. Paulus

    Paulus Started young, and still going.

    Sad news. Shame on all the knockers who tried to say that she was not ill and was a fraud.
  11. MichaelM

    MichaelM Veteran

    On reading the title, I wondered what it was she was doing now. Some other big trip. It doesn't seem that long ago she was in the headlines on a long ride (Trans America?).

    I didn't occur to that she could have died. She just seemed indestructable.

    Sad news.
  12. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Doesn't make me feel sad in the slightest bit, she achieved amazing things that she probably (well definitely) would not have had she not been diagnosed with terminal cancer. What she has done is inspirational to all and her family can feel very proud of what she did although I do not doubt that they will miss her terribly, her memory will live on.
  13. twowheelsgood

    twowheelsgood Senior Member

    Zurich Switzerland
    I usually don't like to feel emotional about people I don't really know, I particularly hated the Diana circus but Jane does make a difference to my life.

    Whenever I'm tempted to over-indulge in self-pity, I think about turning around a 6 month death sentence into 7 years of positive action through sheer determination. Always choose life, always make positive decisions, the alternative is simply a waste.
  14. betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    What she achieved made me think that she was indestructible, but she succumbed in the end.
    An amazing and inspirational woman: bless her.
  15. Disgruntled Goat

    Disgruntled Goat New Member

    A truely remarkable individual.

    I would like to say I will never complain about being in pain or being tired on a bike ever again, but I probably will.
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