Cyclist who pedalled world, killed by hit-and-run driver

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Cyclist who pedalled world, killed by hit-and-run driver

Postby Aushiker » Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:58 am


A bit of sad news.

A cyclist who pedalled the world for more than 40 years, braving raging rivers, a lion and the hospitality of an Eskimo princess, has been killed by a hit-and-run driver in Greece.

Ian Hibell, 74, was a well-known figure in the world of long-distance cycle touring, setting several records and pedalling the equivalent of ten times around the Equator.

He died on the road between Athens and Salonika when he was hit by a car whose driver was apparently in a race with another motorist. Although the driver fled the scene, he was arrested two days later and charged with causing death by dangerous driving. ..

Balance of the article from the Times Online here.

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