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To Pross

Postby sub55 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 21:18 pm

Mark, sure you're going through some difficulties at the moment as a fellow event promotor, you have my sympathies. Wouldn't wish it on your worst enemy. Hope you're soon back around having a light hearted discussion on safety pins or alike.
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Re: To Pross

Postby Imposter » Wed Jul 10, 2013 22:14 pm

I'd just like to echo the above. The news from Abergavenny last night was terrible. Best wishes to all involved.

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Re: To Pross

Postby DavidJB » Thu Jul 11, 2013 05:36 am

2nd time this year a similar incident has occurred and yet still every race I see people taking similar risks...its just a race people...not worth dying for.

I raced in a race organised by pross earlier in the year and found it professionally run and safe. I hope this doesn't stop your enthusiasm for holding cycling events in the future as the scene needs people like you.

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Re: To Pross

Postby markos1963 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 07:29 am

My thoughts and sympathies as well. Terrible thing to happen for all involved. Stay safe everyone.

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Re: To Pross

Postby DL1987 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 08:27 am

I was in the race, but had been dropped and wasn't in the bunch at the time. The conduct from all the organisers, commisaires, and riders alike was exemplary. Thoughts are with the family and friends. I'd like to hope no one will ever have to lose their life doing what they love again.

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Re: To Pross

Postby Grill » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:28 pm

Ben was not just a clubmate, but a friend and one hell of a guy. It's an absolute tragedy and he is sorely missed. :(
As per his wishes his organs have been donated so as to hopefully give others a chance to pursue their passions, much like he pursued his.

I hope that you (Pross) realise that this wasn't your fault and that no one blames you.
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Re: To Pross

Postby marcusjb » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:46 pm

Truly awful.

My thoughts are with his friends and family at this terrible time.

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Re: To Pross

Postby hammerite » Thu Jul 11, 2013 13:13 pm

Terrible news.

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Re: To Pross

Postby Grill » Thu Jul 11, 2013 14:13 pm

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Re: To Pross

Postby DavidJB » Fri Jul 12, 2013 07:36 am

Just to add to my original post an absolute tragedy.

Thoughts to Ben's family and friends at this difficult time.

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Re: To Pross

Postby Herbsman » Sat Jul 13, 2013 16:34 pm

Sorry to hear this. Just awful.

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Re: To Pross

Postby Pross » Sat Jul 13, 2013 21:57 pm

Many thanks to you all for your kind words. I won't comment on the incident as I didn't witness it and it is currently being fully investigated by the police. I would also be grateful if others don't speculate as it could add further to the grief of those involved. My condolences go out to Ben's family and also to all the riders, officials and marshalls who witnessed the incident and in particular to Ben's friends and club mates. It has hit everyone who was present at the race extremely hard. RIP Ben.



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