I’m very sad to hear that in the last 48 hours, local cyclist and partner of top local blogger Linda Mason (self styled ‘Mad old baggage’, although she doesn’t seem that mad to me), Aiden McHaffie has been injured in a car accident in central Birmingham on a frankly awful commute. It’s always heart-wrenching to hear of cycling accidents, and this one is even worse, as like many folk, I’ve been following Aiden’s Tumblr journal ‘Getting there’ – yesterdays post on which is pretty sobering reading.
I’d like to wish Aiden and Linda all the very best. Neither of them seem to have had the best of luck lately, both having been laid low with ailments – so it’s really sad to see yet another of fate’s blows strike. I’m glad to hear that there are top legal bods from British Cycling involved, and hope the elbow will mend soon.
As soon as you can, old chap, get back on the bike, but do get well soon first. Thinking of you both. And to all my cycling readers – be careful. There are some right arseholes about. Trust nobody.
Be careful out there.