Talented British rider Peter Bissell died suddenly on Saturday, December 29th. The 2006 British under-23 road race champion had apparently suffered a choking fit whilst out with friends. He failed to recover and sadly died as a result.
Peter was due to return to France for his third season and was looking to a step up in category with the Hennebont team. His 2006 season saw him win support from the Dave Rayner fund which had been extended into 2008.
Peter also won many Juvenile and Junior titles and awards during his young and all too short cycling career and was awarded for his efforts with the Chris Boardman Trophy in 2005. He had been racing for the Arctic-Shorter-Rochford team in recent years and the news of his death was reported by team manager Rob Finch.
Peter will be remembered for his sense of fun, will to win and dogged determination.