I have been on this forum for a while now. It's been a really difficult time. I am the late aardvarkboy's dad. He is the cyclist guy up in the top left corner, killed this last July when a van hit him from behind whilst he was out training.
I have posted on general and introductions, so if you do not know all of what this is about please read there.
I am honouring my son's memory in becoming vegan. I am still a life long vegetarian cyclist but becoming increasingly vegan.
I guess in time I'll discover what a vegan existence will do for my cycling. Right now, I am only just bringing myself to think about riding again, such is my grief.
There are a good few posts now about my son, on those other boards, but I just wanted to add this here, because it really does affect those roadies among us, indeed anyone who takes to the road on a bike.
Please take a few moments to read this link, it's my reaction to a decision by the Crown Prosecution Service not to take to court the guy who killed my son:
http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/s/2040 ... s_decision
I am sure my comments there sum up how we all feel. We need to look after our interests. to feel safe when out riding. aardvarkboy was doing nothing other than enjoying a beautiful English summer evening on his bike.
If you want to comment on that newspaper site, please do. Sorry admins, if I am not supposed to put links in here.