Lest we forget

On this day, Remembrance Day, it’s poignant to remember that many top cyclists lost their lives during the Great War, and again in WW2. I was half way through writing a piece about champion English rider, Thomas Gascoyne - who emigrated to Australia in the early 1900s, raced for a while under a pseudonym, enlisted in the Australian 21st Battalion and died at the Battle of Passchendaele on the Western Front on 4 October 1917 – when I happened upon the following article from inrng.com, it’s well worth a read. Especially today.

http://inrng.com/2013/11/fallen-cyclists-war-stories/

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Thomas Jepson Gascoyne, champion English cyclist who died fighting with the Australian infantry in 1917.

Thomas Jepson Gascoyne, champion English cyclist who died fighting with the Australian infantry in 1917.

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