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 Post subject: RIP Chris Boardman's mum
PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:02 pm 
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She was in a collision with a car while out on her bike and sadly died. He wasn't on the tour de France analysis today.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:44 pm 
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This is really sad my thoughts are with him

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:45 pm 
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Yeah, I've just seen this on Google News. What a terrible way to lose your mum.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-nort ... s-36819791


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His tribute to his mum on twitter had the Mrs & me in tears. :cry:
Very sad.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:46 pm 
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Hit and run, they are looking for a white pick-up truck.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:52 pm 
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REKIBorter wrote:
Hit and run, they are looking for a white pick-up truck.

They are looking for witnesses to the collision, nothing in the story to suggest it was a hit and run.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:54 pm 
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andyz wrote:
His tribute to his mum on twitter had the Mrs & me in tears. :cry:

Yes mate, hard not to get choked up after reading that...

https://twitter.com/Chris_Boardman


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:42 pm 
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DynaCol wrote:
REKIBorter wrote:
Hit and run, they are looking for a white pick-up truck.

They are looking for witnesses to the collision, nothing in the story to suggest it was a hit and run.

The Road CC piece says it was a white L200 and was a hit and run.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:04 pm 
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Further down the piece they say the police have already spoken to the driver of the vehicle and are seeking further witnesses. Still not convinced that headline is right tbh (it's written a bit clumsily). My initial comment was based on the BBC link which had been posted where nothing was said about it being a hit and run so thought it was worth clarifying the detail as sometimes these things can be taken as fact without any basis in truth.
Regardless it's very sad news.


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I find it quite irksome, how the wording of news articles skews the impression that they deliver (ie: "cyclist collided with a car" ... rather than 'A car driver smashed into a cyclist' ... )


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