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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:14 pm 
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Tragic sounding accident posted on the BBC website.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-de ... e-23488236


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:26 pm 
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Poor bugger.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:20 pm 
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r.i.p.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:31 pm 
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Surprised it is not more frequent, given some of the drops we have in the hills. Very sad.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:33 am 
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It is indeed very sad but if you're riding somewhere with lots of exposure the risk is always there. Unfortunately, these are also some of the most spectacular and rewarding places to ride (or to walk, for that matter).
There are a quite a few cliff-top tracks around here that I regularly ride where a small mistake would result in a 200 foot fall to the sea and rocks.

According to my wife it's stupid and irresponsible of me to ride places like that.
She's probably right, she usually is.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:59 pm 
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Bloke was from Holmfirth, a friend of a friend of a friend.

Very sad day indeed. :-(

BTW, you can never give too much money to the Mountain Rescue, make sure you put notes in the collection tins, not coppers.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:28 pm 
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Some years ago in the early 80's I remember seeing a horse and rider go off the edge on the Peak District hills!

Christ did they make some noise! Luckily they both got up and lived to tell the tale.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:58 pm 
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Safer on a horse than a bike in those places.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:12 pm 
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A few years ago I knew someone who fell off a cliff and suffered major fractures in her legs and hips, she was walking with her other half when she fell, did he run for help? No he jumped after her :roll: they were both rescued, both sustaining major leg injuries, she was left with horrendous scars on her legs.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:26 pm 
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Isaac_AG wrote:
A few years ago I knew someone who fell off a cliff and suffered major fractures in her legs and hips, she was walking with her other half when she fell, did he run for help? No he jumped after her :roll: they were both rescued, both sustaining major leg injuries, she was left with horrendous scars on her legs.

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