crikey - Member
Sorry Crikey - he is right.
No. He really isn't right.
Think of the number of people who ride mountain bikes.
Think of the number of deaths which occur while people are riding mountain bikes.
I've been at two race meets where someone has been killed, the most recent in October this year.
I have done 541 races, at an average of (wild guess) 150 people at each that's 81150 starts, so a 1 in 40575 chance of being killed in a race.
Don't know how many air-ambulances I've seen over the years, my former team-mate has been in one twice, most recently Margam 2011.
Google search for risks of skydiving says 1 in 70,000 chance of being killed.
Neither of these are big numbers. Google tells me that 13 people are killed every year by vending machines falling on them, but only 5 by sharks