Tragic accident in North Wales
4 cyclists have been killed, 8 are injured
Just a day after Amy's Ride took place in Australia to commemorate Amy Gillett, who was killed in Germany when a car crashed into the team of 6 Australians during a training session, a similar accident has killed 4 cyclists in North Wales.
On an icy morning, the car apparently lost control on the ice and skidded off the road, hit a wall and came to a stop on the left hand side of the road. As it skidded, it hit the group from Ryhl CC who were out on their regular Sunday morning club ride.
Police are saying that initial investigations do not point to any factors such as excessive speed or alcohol as a contributing factor to the accident. Rather, at this stage, they seem to think that ice on a bend in the road caused the loss of control. Although the road had been gritted the evening prior, an accident occurred at the same spot one hour before this tragic occurrence.
Amongst those killed was Club Chairman, Maurice Broadbent and two other members of the Club committee. Broadbent was also a race organiser and regularly organised women's races in addition to his club duties.
WomensCycling.net offer our thoughts and sympathy to all those involved and their families and friends.
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