07/01/2011 at 13:08
Very sad news...
Former British boxing champion Gary Mason has died in a cycling accident.
Mason, 48, was riding his bike in Sandy Lane South, Wallington, south London, yesterday when he was involved in a collision with a van.
The former heavyweight, who fought the likes of Frank Bruno and Lennox Lewis, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver, 43, who was driving a white Vauxhall van, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving.
He was taken to a south London police station before being bailed pending further inquiries.
A police spokesman said: "Officers were alerted at about 6.15am yesterday to a
van in collision with a bicycle on Sandy Lane South, near the junction with
Woodcote Road, Wallington.
"The cyclist, aged 48 years, was pronounced dead at the scene."
A post-mortem examination is due to be held at St Helier Hospital mortuary and an inquest will be opened at Croydon Coroner's Court.
15/12/2010 at 17:55
Actually I think a road bike is a better option for the OP.
If he's an amateur, as I suspect, then the handling/comfort issues of a TT bike are not worth it for HIM on hilly courses.
Unless you are relatively skilled then descending on a TT bike can be very dangerous. And road bikes generally have a much more forgiving geometry which you need, particularly on long climbs.
Hussler makes some sound points, but he is more experienced and uses his TT bike everywhere. (Although your Boxhill splits are misleading because they are a year apart! Apart from the physical differences on the day - weather, wind etc - your fitness may be greatly improved so that is somewhat flawed IMO)
But, coming back to the OP, good luck flogging the bike. A road bike sound a better option for YOU.
02/12/2010 at 16:29
All the best with your IM training and IM.
I sincerely hope you achieve your fundraising target and that everything turns out ok with Henry.
While many may do IM on a whim you have a fantastic cause to keep you inspired.
All the best.
13/08/2010 at 11:22
The Specialized is a good bike..but have never tried the Giant.
You wouldn't go too far wrong with the Boardman Comp SC I think it is. A great bike for the price.
But, as always, it's personal preference - and most importantly fit which is crucial.
10/08/2010 at 09:42
Well done for battling through.
04/08/2010 at 16:15
I hit the wall on a sportive last year.
Due to commitments later in the day I'd gone for the 'brisk' 60k option of the Tour of the Pennines.
Banking on it being a 2hr ride I'd taken five gels and two water bottles.
What I hadn't banked on was the 50mph plus winds blowing that day.
It was a hilly route anyway but the headwinds made the hills ten times harder. At times it was like peddling in treacle.
On a couple of sections I managed to work with a couple of other guys so we could each shield each other from time to time.
But my 2hr run turned into 3hr plus...and of course my nutrition had gone out of the window!
The last 5k was atrocious. My legs were turning but had absolutely nothing left in them.
My body was beginning to shake and all I could do was pray the end was near.
Thankfully the last couple of k were downhill and I freewheeled in - to a waiting Thai curry, washed down by a bottle of Luco!
I feared I'd done my worst ride ever..but looking at the results it seemed every one had suffered and I ended up 3rd.
Hitting the wall wasn't pleasant, but I now carry double the amount of gels I think I'll need just in case those winds pick up again!
29/07/2010 at 11:07
The pressures of parenthood Dave?
29/07/2010 at 10:53
It's on the BTF's website..
29/07/2010 at 10:42
One of the guys who runs Black Sheep Sports is a Trevor Kingdon. He's on 07917 email@example.com
Or try firstname.lastname@example.org
27/07/2010 at 15:47
Not sure what anyone else thought but I thought he looked rough all the way through the run. Really dark eyes and had a pained expression. I said to my bro - he looks like he's going to be sick.
With all the training he's missed it's not surprising he had a shocker (by his standards!)
A blip, I reckon.
Fully trained I'd say he's pretty untouchable..until Jonny takes over!
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