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  • Fatality on Leith Hill
  • jambalaya
    Free Member

    Sadly the rider who was reported to have had a serious fall on Leith Hill yesterday has I believe died. Take care folks.

    RIP

    http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/leith-hill-fall-cyclist-police-13336989

    soundninjauk
    Full Member

    ūüôĀ

    That’s awful news. Do you know where he came off?

    Dark-Side
    Full Member

    Awful news. My thoughts are with his friends and family.

    qwerty
    Free Member


    Fatality
    on Leith Hill

    A man in his 50s was taken to hospital by air ambulance, where he remains in a critical condition with his family by his side.

    Err, it’s bad, but he’s not dead.

    tehtehtehteh
    Free Member

    I rode past there yesterday and saw it all taped off with a policeman taking away a bike, terrible news

    stany
    Free Member

    @qwerty

    The rider died later I hospital from injuries ‚Äď a broken neck by FB reports.
    Very sad and a reminder of how easy it can be for something to go catastrophically wrong.
    No idea who the rider was at the moment, but I believe a Dorking local, known to friends.
    Thoughts are with his family

    qwerty
    Free Member

    Ahh ‚Äď I was reading from the link supplied. Condolences.

    tuskaloosa
    Free Member

    Shucks such a tragedy

    gravesendgrunt
    Free Member

    Very sad indeed and as said above,could befall anyone of us at anytime .

    spacemonkey
    Free Member

    FFS that’s terrible.

    No doubt Big Jim will hear of this and it might well reinforce his intentions further.

    Thoughts with rider’s family.

    mattjg
    Free Member

    I’m told the site was Heads Roll, by the drill site, the other side of Coldharbour Lane from Redlands.

    Take care all.

    Thoughts with all affected, on behalf of myself and my riding buddies.

    teamhurtmore
    Free Member

    Awful news

    RIP and condolences to all affected.

    teamhurtmore
    Free Member

    Just googled that trial on YT ‚Äď quite a few gap jumps,on it??

    mattjg
    Free Member

    Heads Roll is a jump area rather than a trail. Jumps from tiny to big. Some semi-natural using the terrain slope.

    jambalaya
    Free Member

    I have see a name on Facebook, local rider from Coldharbour. Ride on.

    jambalaya
    Free Member

    Some more info from Facebook, a regular rider known to Nirvana Cycles in Westcott and was out in Italy with Riviera Bike in May this year, they spoke very kindly of him.

    Tough times, take care

    LittleNose
    Free Member

    Very sad news indeed… thoughts are with all those who knew him

    tonyja
    Free Member

    Very very sad. My thoughts are with family and friends and also everyone connected through Nirvana.

    deadkenny
    Free Member

    Mods ‚Äď can you remove the trail references by any chance? We really don‚Äôt want to go down that route. Tragic accident, could have happened anywhere. That‚Äôs enough.

    Also, is it wise to talk about who it was and the outcome as I don’t think it’s been officially announced and maybe not all have been informed yet?

    Anyway, very sad news ūüôĀ

    mattjg
    Free Member

    Mods ‚Äď can you remove the trail references by any chance?

    You’re right, my bad. Redacting would be good.

    dougieb
    Free Member

    Sadly the rider that passed away has been named ‚Äď http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/father-four-great-friend-dies-13355623

    Sounds like a top bloke who will be missed ‚Äď RIP Mark

    jambalaya
    Free Member

    He was named shortly after he died, mate from Dorking Rugby Club shared the Nirvana thread so Rugby mates could see the kind words from those mountain bikers that knew him where I understand he was affectionately known as ‚ÄúGay Mike‚ÄĚ

    nasher
    Free Member

    We had the pleasure of meeting Mark in May this year..

    Top top bloke, we had planned to meet him and his pals in August, we are totally devastated, only knew him a week but feel like we have lost an old dear friend..

    RIP Mark

    tuskaloosa
    Free Member

    Sucks.

    RIP Mark King. Ride on forever.

    theboyneeds
    Free Member

    Bugger, I’ve ridden with Kinger. He’s the only man to have ever thrown half a banana at me. I stopped mid trail and parked him behind me. Totally deserved a banana in the face.

    Poor fella. Poor family.

    ūüė•

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