I won't go into detail or speculate but it is my understanding that my mates mate turned to see where my mate was as they were coming down olivers and that is when they crossed bars, my mate came out physically unscathed but is suffering emotional distress as can be understood, unfortunatley his mate hit the road face first at whatever speed they were doing and last i heard is in a critical condition following surgey, it is a waiting game for now.
mtb101 wrote::idea: Perhaps BV needs to specifically designate left lane as cycles only on ATB day and then split it into two smaller lanes so cyclists go down as pairs separated by witches hats.
Descending down Oliver's Hill does require some experience and skill especially when you add large groups and fatigue etc into the mix.
lisanne wrote:My little understanding of this incident through what I have read on here, is that it could have happened at any time on any ride and it wasn't due to the number of cyclists on the road for the ATB, it was due to the rider turning around to look for his friend.
Bollards on the road are actually quite a hazzard as one ride might brush it which makes them rock back and forth and can then hit the rider behind.
SidiGenius wrote:... so I came down Ollies at a modest speed keeping an eye out for inexperienced riders and noted how well most were descending, slowly and cautiously and as noted in another thread, it was sign posted at the top with a large CAUTION sign warning cyclists of a Steep Descent and to use care....
raptor wrote:And there's an advisory sign on the descent warning all and sundry to keep below 45km/hr.
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