Author Topic: Phil and Paul no more  (Read 1309 times)

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Phil and Paul no more
« on: December 02, 2018, 08:30:34 pm »
Farewell to Paul Sherwin. He was part of the soundtrack of my youth learning to race bikes in Oz, presenting post-midnight highlights of the Tour.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: RIP Paul Sherwen
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2018, 08:44:40 pm »
He was still racing when I started watching, returning to the UK to ride for Raleigh.

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: RIP Paul Sherwen
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2018, 08:45:33 pm »
Only 62. That’s no age.

Re: RIP Paul Sherwen
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2018, 08:51:07 pm »
Younger than me.  He was a tough rider. 

Re: RIP Paul Sherwen
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2018, 09:45:41 pm »
Not only an exceptional rider and commentator, but also a generous and genuine person. I can attest that he supported and helped other UK teams and riders trying it out on the Continent. He was quick to praise and took time for those who knew him. A sad loss.

Pingu

  • Put away those fiery biscuits!
  • Mrs Pingu's domestique
    • the Igloo
Re: RIP Paul Sherwen
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2018, 11:16:35 pm »
Packed up his suitcase of courage for the last time  :(

Re: RIP Paul Sherwen
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2018, 12:17:54 am »
I love the story of how Sherwen crashed in the first km of a mountain stage, but continued to ride despite it being obvious he was going to be way over the time limit. The Commissaires admired his courage and determination so much, they didn't eliminate him....
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

Re: RIP Paul Sherwen
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2018, 02:03:51 am »
very sad. I'll miss his banter with Phil L. his warmth shone through the cathode ray tube
All the gear and no idea.Three dimensionally dyslexic.

Guy

  • Left-Wing Moonbat Green NAZI
Re: RIP Paul Sherwen
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2018, 08:09:53 am »
Aged just 62. No details as yet.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/46422048
What duck?

Never tell me the odds.

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: RIP Paul Sherwen
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2018, 10:48:58 am »
very sad. I'll miss his banter with Phil L. his warmth shone through the cathode ray tube

I started getting interested in cycling in the 80s when C4 started showing it, and their commentary is a key part of what got me into it. You could tell they both loved the sport.

Re: RIP Paul Sherwen
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2018, 11:37:06 am »
very sad. I'll miss his banter with Phil L. his warmth shone through the cathode ray tube

I started getting interested in cycling in the 80s when C4 started showing it, and their commentary is a key part of what got me into it. You could tell they both loved the sport.

This.  Evan as a novice fan you could understand what he was saying, he explained the race so clearly and with such passion you couldnt help but be drawn in by it.