Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Sad news of Patrick Kenny...

I didn't know Pat Kenny but I regularly used to see him cycling around the lanes and roads of Staffordshire, particularly Whittington/Lichfield. I am saddened to hear that Pat was killed on the A38 near Burton-on-Trent recently while out on his trike. He was 72 and and avid cyclist - In 1980 he had held the world record for Lands End to John O'Groats on a Trike - completing it in 2 days 10 hours and 30 minutes - the record stood for 2 years - even at 72 he was still riding up to 400 miles a week and was working towards his goal of cycling a million recorded miles. I know the A38 quite well - I wouldn't want to ride my bike along it - A sad warning to all of us, be careful.

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