Sad news I’m afraid - a Deauville rider has been killed where the built up area begins (near Wiggy’s turn off). I’m not sure what happened, but I passed just after the ambulances got there and the rider had already been covered. I passed there again on the way home an hour later and he has been taken away but the bike is still in the middle of the road and the A3 into London has been closed - traffic is backed up past the Woking turn off.
RIP fellow rider
Passed it myself at about 16:30 on my way to work. I always get a disturbed feeling for a few days when I see a bike down & a blanket over a body nearby.
RIP & lets all be careful out there.
r.i.p. mate, my thoughts are with you.
They’re dropping like f***ing flies. Whats going on out there???
Just heard the news, there are 2 dead.
Oh dear !!! What a terrible weekend this has been? Andrea having her bike stolen, Claire having a accident and now this!
RIP fellow rider…so sad as always to hear of this sort of thing.
Always Sad to hear - R.I.P.
Absolutely devestating. It was a husband and wife that were killed.
Sorry to post a negative thread like this.
I have no idea who these people were, but this has had a very disconcerting effect on me. What if it had been me with a mate on the back? What if I survived and they didn’t? I’m having a re-think about whether I am prepared to take pillions at all.
Especially with their family!
That is a point that was mentioned before…do we take pillions or not?..i said not…i just couldnt live with myself if i had a accident and because of me my pillion got hurt?..i wouldnt ride again. Its a personal choice but ive seen the way some riders go like the clappers with a pillion, and im always thinking the same things to myself when i see it…horrible thought i know but look how it happens? Its another tricky one that…
So sad to hear it was husband and wife…this sort of news brings it all home doesnt it? We all like that buzz a bike can give…but at the same time…(RIP bikers and condolences to family)
you should see the way I ride the rare time I take a pillon on… A real parano I become. Same here. I do not know what I would do if my riding was to hurt my pillon (most likely my partner)…
I agree with whats being said about carrying a pillion. I’ve only done it a couple of times and it makes me really nervous, if I hurt myself, I could handle that, but to hurt a friend or a loved one would absolutely devastate me.
I didn’t mention and I shouldn’t really that I know it’s a husband and wife that died as thier son works with me and discovered that his parents had died yesterday while he was at work last night.
This one is a bit close to home and makes it all the more upsetting.
My thoughts are with him, his family and his friends.
RIP to them both.I just hope they didn’t have any kids.
I agree on the pillion issue.The problem is even if you ride well within your limits someone can still take you both out.
The blame at first will always come back to the rider of the bike from the family and friends i think.
R.I.P Condolences to family and friends.