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Mervyn's picture
Joined: 2016/03/09

Points: 3

This is an open message of THANKS to Pete O'Hanlon, and anyone else with him, who stopped and helped at the scene of my accident on Sunday 3rd March.

I experienced a very unexpected fall on the one-way bridge on the R304 just outside Philadelphia, which has resulted in 8 broken ribs and 7 days in hospital for me.

I believe Pete and some others were on their own ride and happened on the scene shortly after my fall.

For me it was absolutely great that Pete (and the others) rendered immediate assistance as well as taking control of my belongings, arranging for the overnight storage and collection of my bike the next day. It took a great deal of worry off my mind.

Once again, many thanks.

Charles Oertel's picture
Joined: 2007/04/14

Get well soon Mervyn - and remember, during rehabilitation, underachievement is always better.  Yes, if you are going to have a fall, Pete is one of the people you should fall in front of.

Committee: Webmaster / Ride Captain

David ffoulkes's picture
Joined: 2015/02/19

Best wishes for a full recovery Mervyn.

David ffoulkes

Committee: Treasurer / Clubs Africa / Ride Captain

Garth Hewitt's picture
Joined: 2011/02/07

That is how we know Pete. wink

All the best with the recovery!

Garth Hewitt

2010 R1200GSA


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