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I am running the Portsmouth 10mile Great South Run for Brake, the road safety charity because my dad died 23.06.18 in a bicycle / bus accident.

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  • Event: Simplyhealth Great South Run 2018, 21 Oct 2018

Brake, the road safety charity

We campaign for safer roads to support those affected by road death.

Charity Registration No. 1093244

Story

My amazing dad rode his bike daily for over 50 years and he taught me how to ride. I still love riding and taking his grandson's out on their bikes which they really enjoy.

Saturday 23rd June 2018 he was out riding just a few miles from our family home on a lovely sunny day in Portsmouth and something went wrong and he wobbled of the shared pedestrian / cycle pavement out onto the road and a single decker bus with passengers on going 25mph had no chance to stop or avoid him and he died shortly after:

https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/crime/tributes-to-loving-grandfather-as-police-name-71-year-old-cyclist-who-died-in-portsmouth-crash-1-8545037

A great idea we have heard about since is for segregated cycle lanes where there is a safety barrier so even if a cyclist has a wobble or a puncture or collides with something they might hurt themselves a bit falling into the barrier but at least they wouldn't suddenly fall into a busy road with moving vehicles.

Brake is a national charity working to prevent road death and injury and support those bereaved and injured in road crashes. There are 5 people die on our roads every day and hundreds more serious injured. Visit www.brake.org.uk to find out more about our life-saving work.

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  • Our first bikes (sister Catherine)
  • Rob with dad Chris at sister in law Kate's wedding +8

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