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Cyclists mourn the loss of Olympic mountain biker Burry Stander

09th January 2013

Now, riders all over the world are in mourning for Burry Stander, an accomplished South African Olympic mountain biker, after he was killed in a collision last week.

The 25-year-old had been training on roads on the southern coast of South Africa when he was struck by a minibus taxi.

A fellow professional cyclist wrote on his Twitter account, “It’s a very sad start to the new year and a massive loss to African cycling.”

Stander’s death has lead to bike riders in Africa urging the government to put a new overtaking rule for motorists who are passing cyclists on the highway into effect. They want to see a 1.5metre pass space enforced so that riders are at a reduced risk of being hit.

Anyone who has been involved in a cycling accident which was not their fault, or only partly their fault, should contact expert personal injury solicitors, such as those at George Ide, to discuss their case and find out if they are eligible to claim.

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