Caroline MacIntyre, the wife of deceased Scottish cyclist Jason MacIntyre, has thanked the community for their support in the wake of his death.
Jason was killed after a collision with a van driver while training near his home in Fort William, Scotland, on January 15th. An investigation into his death is still in progress.
In the meantime his wife and two young children, one of whom has only one kidney, have been helped by a fund set up by the Braveheart Foundation. The donations and the messages of support to the MacIntyre family have prompted Caroline to issue the following statement:
"I would like to start by thanking everyone at Braveheart, Scottish Cycling, British Cycling and the rest of the cycling community all over Britain, and, it would seem, all around the world. The kindness and generosity of people I hardly know, and the majority whom I haven't met, is overwhelming. 'Thank you' just seems so inadequate for what you have done but again all I can say is THANK YOU.
"I know you would have seen the picture of Jason reaching out to Chloe at the finishing line of one of his races. Sadly, Morgan was unable to go to any races as there is a lot of organisation involved in taking Morgan anywhere, especially long journeys. (That is a story we will talk about at another time.)
"Having said that Morgan did come to one race that was close to Glasgow as it was only a few months after her transplant and we were still at the hospital. I felt it was only right to put a few photos of Jason and Morgan into the Braveheart website as it is nice to put a face to the little girl whose life will be helped greatly by the Braveheart Jason MacIntyre Memorial Fund and the amazing people who have taken time out of their day to donate."