Douglas mysteriously collided with a trailer on a training ride on 5th January 2013, apparently skidding across the centreline into a trailer being towed in the opposite direction. This was most uncharacteristic of a man who was such a skilled cyclist and known for promoting safe cycling.
Douglas was actively involved in Kiwi Randonneurs since 2007 when he first completed PBP. He was the longest serving member and a great advocate of randonneuring in New Zealand. Riding with Doug we all remember our friend who mentored, encouraged and ensured the safety & enjoyment of us all.
Douglas also contributed greatly to cycling in Wellington, organising the Featherston Fun Ride and as a long serving committee member of the Wellington Masters Cycling Club.
Our condolences to Kay and family.
We have lost a wonderful friend and endurance riding legend.
Kiwi Randonneurs have got off to a good start with a number of rides completed for this year.
Last weekend saw the Picton-Westport-Picton 600 run with a variety of weather conditions from headwinds on the first leg to Murchison followed by rain through the spectacular Buller Gorge with a very hot following day through the Nelson hills.