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.
We have no established that the Pansèr travel to London in even number years and ICCers travel to Italy in odd number of years.
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.
Wahoo ELEMNT if you are an old git like me and need a big clear screen.