I broke my back skiing in 2014. I have titanium poles screwed into my spine and a titanium vertebra to replace the one I destroyed.
I was living in Italy as part of my recovery and decided to take up road cycling, joining a club, the Centinarolese (nicknamed I Pansèrs) in 2015. They are a very friendly club. I learnt so much from them and made many new friends.
In November 2015 I returned to London for the winter and joined ICC. Another great club. In September 2017 I was proud to organise the first ICC twinning, when 10 ICCers came out to Italy to ride with my club. A great weekend. Since then the Pansèrs have been to London in 2018 and ICC returned to Fano in 2019.
I now spend the winters in London (ICC) and the summers in Italy (Pansèrs).
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I too am planning to go. I have a hat, unless we feel it appropriate for us all to wear an ICC cap?
As of this evening (11th Feb)
Donations are now at £200.
Thank you everyone who has donated so far.
£110 has been donated already. Thank you.
JustGiving insists on a target being set so I put it at £200. It doesn't matter what the target is, just that those who want to can make a donation in Leroy's name.
Yes, great idea @SeanW. I hope it brings some comfort to the family, it's obvious from the many comments that he was so well loved in the club.
A few of us have also been discussing naming a ride or event after Leroy, as @LiamMc has mentioned.
We would need the approval of his family of course, but I'm sure many members would support this idea.
This is such a shock. I have fond memories of Leroy, always helping out other riders through his volunteering. A thoroughly nice guy.
My abiding memory of him was when we first met at Regent's Park. After laps in the café:
L "Hi, my name's Leroy"
C "I'm Colin. I feel I know you intimately already"
L Looking perplexed "How come?"
C "I've just followed you around the park staring at your arse crack"
L "Sorry about that, they are a bit short"
Many months later he introduced me to another rider. "This is Colin, he knows me intimately" much to the confusion of the person being introduced.
A great guy.
Thank you to all the riders, and @Jyde for riding at the back, in my group today. Easily the fastest Intro Ride I have ever lead. Some good "change ones" out in the countryside.
I hope you enjoyed meeting other new members, learnt a few things and will enjoy and contribute to your club.
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