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#1 Doug Nye

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 16:53

I hope the following is permissible here. A very brave young friend here in Farnham is Rachel Morris, who won a hand cycling Gold Medal at the Beijing Paralympics. Training hard on a local road to defend her title she had the misfortune to be rammed from behind by a passing car. She escaped, thankfully, with minor personal injuries, but her hand made carbon bike was a write off, and a replacement is around £7,500. There's a local appeal to replace it - here:

http://www.justgivin.../Farnham-Appeal

If anyone feels like offering this British Gold Medallist some support, please donate. Rachel lost both legs to a neurological condition, but she's one hell of an athlete, and a born fighter...

DCN

Edited by Doug Nye, 16 July 2012 - 16:54.


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#2 E1pix

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 20:05

I can't imagine why this wouldn't be 'permissible' Doug, I think you've done a lovely thing. :)

We're in the direst financial straits of our adult lives, but will donate anyway.

Our Best to Your Friend! :up:

#3 garyfrogeye

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 21:19

Daft question but what happened to the driver of the passing car?

#4 arttidesco

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 23:58

I hope the following is permissible here.

DCN


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#5 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 00:29

I agree, a good cause. Not to go OT, but I believe Alex Zanardi will be competing too?

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#6 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 08:47

I agree, a good cause. Not to go OT, but I believe Alex Zanardi will be competing too?

Vince H.

If he wins he will do donuts everywhere!!

#7 E1pix

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 17:17

Fantastic, Rachel's goal has been reached!:
http://www.justgivin.../Farnham-Appeal

#8 John Brundage

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 18:26

:up: Great news!

Fantastic, Rachel's goal has been reached!:
http://www.justgivin.../Farnham-Appeal



#9 garyfrogeye

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:54

That's great news. Can someone explain to me why, unless it was a hit and run, that the insurance company of the car which hit Rachel's bike didn't pay out (especially in view of the adverse publicity that would receive if they refused or held back)?

#10 Doug Nye

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:56

Unsure of the answer here - but right now time is absolutely critical for her. I am confident that any final excess will be passed on to other probably even more deserving good causes.

DCN


#11 Kpy

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 10:22

Can someone explain to me why, unless it was a hit and run, that the insurance company of the car which hit Rachel's bike didn't pay out

Police are still investigating the case in which more than one car was involved, as well as Rachel's bike.
Liability is so far disputed by all parties.
Rachel needs a new bike now.


#12 kayemod

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 11:52

Liability is so far disputed by all parties.


Difficult I would have thought, if you run into the back of another vehicle.


#13 Kpy

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:22

Rachel has Leigh Day & Co acting for her, but even they won't be able to sort the matter out within two weeks of an accident occurring.
Given the fact that the target for a replacement bike has been met and this thread has nothing to do with the history of motor racing, can't we leave it at that?

#14 ensign14

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 11:31

If you don't want to know the score, look away now...


Rachel took the bronze. :)

#15 arttidesco

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 11:43

If you don't want to know the score, look away now...


Rachel took the bronze. :)


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#16 D-Type

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 15:04

If you want to know how Rachel got on today read the BBC Paralympics report

#17 E1pix

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 18:00

FAN-bloody-TASTIC! :clap:

Thanks for helping us to help Rachel, Doug! :up: This is great!

#18 Doug Nye

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 18:19

Not quite Zanardi standard but considering she had her shoulder dislocated in the collision a couple of months ago and it still limits her power, everyone here is elated she has now added a bronze to the Peking gold. A bit like a thoroughbred V12 with an intermittent misfire...

DCN

#19 RobertE

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 18:22

Well, very many congratulations - I'm sure we couldn't be happier...

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#20 JacnGille

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 00:13

:clap:

#21 millau

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 05:58

:clap: :clap: :clap:

How cool

Well done