16th March 2014
The Mountbatten Centre race on Sunday 9th March ended in horrific freak accident with several riders suffering injuries, fortunately Philip who was racing escaped unscathed but one of the riders was very seriously injured and was airlifted to Hospital.
Tragically he died from his injuries on the following Tuesday.
He was Richard Phillips-Schofield who was a Policeman and top cyclist and had won many medals in the Forces Games.
Phil had raced against him on numerous occasions and he was a top bloke and well respected in the cycling community.
Incredibly sad and still can’t believe that it has happened.
RIP Richard and may God be with you.