Dating a professional cyclist
His last and fatal race was held at Aston on Easter Monday of 1897 where his cycle touched another rider and he was upset head-first onto the track's surface.
Harris died a few days later, never having regained consciousness, and tens of thousands of mourners lined the streets of Leicester for his funeral procession.
Cyclists riding during the night without appropriate lighting act like they have a death wish.
Try to empathise with those poor drivers who catch a sight of the ghost rider in the fraction of the last second before the inevitable crash.
Elkes held the world record for "paced-cycle racing" during most of his career and just prior to his fatal accident had achieved a new 5 Miles World Record, going that distance in 6 minutes, 12 1/5 seconds. In 1899 Taylor held a National (Stayers) Championship of France and in 1900 he was 3rd at the European Championships, 2nd at the World Championships and also beat Henry Elkes by 300 metres in a 50-mile race.
The accident was immortalized by Ernest Hemingway in A Movable Feast with "where we saw that great rider Ganay fall and heard his skull crumple under the crash helmet as you crack a hard-boiled against a stone to peel it on a picnic."1960 Summer Olympic Games.
You may travel by bike to your job and you are kind of in a hurry. Just because you paid your 4-month salary for it doesn’t mean we have less fun with cycling on bikes from the pawnshop.
Suddenly, you need to stop on the lights because they turned red. Despite all those beautiful pictures and videos from great professional crews, some cyclists still believe that somebody’s interested in their private ride submissions on You Tube. Talking about it like if it was his baby, darling, honey… Without a doubt, cycling is a great sport but it’s an amazing fun, too.
Since 1994, at least twenty-six professional cyclists have been killed after being struck by a car or truck, twenty-three while training, three while out cycling for pleasure.
Good luck – we hope you find smooth cycling with no punctures!