On Tuesday 14 January, one of Britain’s leading cyclists, Jason MacIntyre, was killed while out training after being knocked off his bike by a van near his home in Fort William, Scotland.
34-year-old MacIntyre, a three-times British champion and Scottish record holder (he broke Graeme Obree’s 10-mile time trial record last year), was airlifted from the scene of the accident, but died on the way to a hospital in Glasgow.
It’s a bitter blow for cycling, and he’ll be sorely missed by everybody who knew him. The Braveheart Cycling Fund has posted a tribute and has setup a memorial fund on the Braveheart website, with online and postal donations welcome.
The Braveheart Cycling Fund was launched in 2003 with the aim of raising funds to help Scottish cyclists realised their full potential.