British Cycling Champion Killed in Collision with Van

The BBC reports that Jason MacIntyre has died after a collision with a van.

Aged 34, he had just been given funding to train for the Commonwealth Games in 2010. In 2007 he won the Scottish Hill Climb Championships and British 25-mile Time Trial Champs, and was runner-up in the British 10-mile Time Trial Champs.

Jason's website features lots of pictures of him in action. You can read a Cycling Weekly article of the Glenuig loop around MacIntyre's home town of Fort William.

A grass roots rider, he will be sadly missed thoughout the cycling world.

Update on August 07, 2008: the driver has been found guilty of careless driving. He was fined £500 and disqualified from driving for six months. In sentencing, the Sheriff could only consider the quality of driving and not the circumstances. From this we can conclude that a driver who manoeuvres in such a way that they could very easily wound or kill someone shall not be regarded as a dangerous driver.


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