Author Topic: John Radford  (Read 45972 times)

pizzicatooff

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Re: John Radford
« Reply #50 on: August 08, 2013, 04:59:14 pm »
The attendance at last night's ride for John was  indeed impressive.

That John's daughters felt able to lead the ride from Huddersfield town centre to New Mill, where John was involved last week in the incident that has devastated his family as well as his friends, was even more impressive.

There is a report on the ride at http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/cyclists-turn-out-show-support-5677160

The BBC News website has a short report at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-23612377

There was also a filmed report on BBC Look North (Yorkshire) at 1.30pm today. I understand  that their main programme (usually available recorded on the iplayer) at 6.30pm tonight will feature that film as well as an extended report including an interview with Martyn Bolt, and they hope to have another interview on their later bulletin after the BBC main news tonight.

The encouraging news about John's condition has raised hopes, but everybody knows that there's a long road ahead.

Re: John Radford
« Reply #51 on: August 08, 2013, 11:23:54 pm »

3peaker

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Re: John Radford
« Reply #52 on: August 09, 2013, 12:41:51 am »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b037xkpc/Look_North_(Yorkshire)_08_08_2013/ piece about John starts approx. at 4 mins

A very thought-provoking piece and well assembled. There was a mention of H*****s; the film footage of John clearly shows he was not an advocate. I have a lot of time for John and have ridden the same PBPs and LELs. But there are always issues where we make a personal choice.

I too came a cropper last week, though taking out by a badger, rather than being taken out by a motorised road user. My GPS download suggests I stopped abruptly when doing 18mph and a 0mph trace lasts 63mins. I am at home nursing a broken shoulder blade and will probably need to replace a dented helmet.

This is probably not the best time to bring up the subject and I apologise for any sensitivity felt.

I genuinely and sincerely hope John pulls through and makes a full recovery; but we need to think about our vulnerability, no matter who may be blameworthy.
SteveP

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Re: John Radford
« Reply #53 on: August 09, 2013, 08:28:12 am »
Thanks for posting that clip.
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Re: John Radford
« Reply #54 on: August 12, 2013, 04:19:10 pm »
I'm a bit late on here and I only just heard this news. I sincerely hope a miracle happens and John recovers. A former VC167 and West Yorks DA clubmate and someone who I am proud to be able to call a friend. John is one of the riders who inspired me in my first few months of Audaxing and we have certainly spent time on the road and in the bar together. Get well John.

Re: John Radford
« Reply #55 on: August 13, 2013, 12:43:19 pm »
Huddersfield CTC website - Latest news item, added: Monday August 12th 2013 7:56pm

Latest update on John from his family;

John is still sleeping and his injuries on the outside are healing and he is looking more like John.

Thank everyone for their comforting words and cards etc it is really good to know just how much he is loved.  Pat Emma and Helen.

Re: John Radford
« Reply #56 on: August 13, 2013, 06:04:55 pm »
Good news. Thanks for posting.
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pizzicatooff

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Re: John Radford
« Reply #57 on: August 16, 2013, 08:16:19 pm »
A further update from the Huddersfield CTC  facebook page, about half an hour ago:

Latest update on John Radford

is that there is no change to report at present.

It’s a long hard slow road he’s on now and as soon as we know which route he’s taking we’ll let everyone know.

arabella

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Re: John Radford
« Reply #58 on: August 19, 2013, 05:47:57 pm »
Fingers all still crossed and best wishes to John and family.
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pizzicatooff

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Re: John Radford
« Reply #59 on: August 21, 2013, 10:52:00 am »
A further update from Alan Priim of Huddersfield CTC  on their facebook page:

Tuesday 20th August
Latest news on John Radford, from his family

John is still in his coma - he is now breathing without the ventilator completely and he may be moved from Intensive Care to High Dependency this week.

There is a still a long way for John to go.

clarion

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Re: John Radford
« Reply #60 on: August 21, 2013, 10:53:02 am »
But that's good progress.  Hope for more good news with the next update.
Getting there...

Re: John Radford
« Reply #61 on: August 21, 2013, 12:37:45 pm »
Thanks for the update pizzi.
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fungus

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Re: John Radford
« Reply #62 on: August 21, 2013, 12:59:11 pm »
Yes! thanks very much for keeping us updated & it's great to see that John is making improvements.
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zigzag

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Re: John Radford
« Reply #63 on: August 21, 2013, 01:10:32 pm »
get well soon John, hoping to see you in york after an arrow next easter!

Re: John Radford
« Reply #64 on: August 25, 2013, 08:11:26 pm »
Huddersfield CTC facebook update


News from the Radford family

 A positive update to all Dads friends!
 Dad has opened his eyes and seems to look towards our voices on the left side of his body, he reacts when we speak to him and there is a definite awake part to his coma.
 He will not follow instructions yet such as squeeze my hand but its a start, he has a long way to go.

 We are hoping this is the start of it!
 Emma

fboab

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Re: John Radford
« Reply #65 on: August 25, 2013, 08:17:21 pm »
That's great news.
Fingers crossed we continue to see improvements.
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caerau

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Re: John Radford
« Reply #66 on: August 25, 2013, 08:26:53 pm »
Yes indeed -  :thumbsup:
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Re: John Radford
« Reply #67 on: August 25, 2013, 08:51:12 pm »
Very good news, come-on John we're all rootin' for you mate.
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marcusjb

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Re: John Radford
« Reply #68 on: August 25, 2013, 08:53:52 pm »
That is good news. 

Keeping my fingers crossed for more improvements.
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

Re: John Radford
« Reply #69 on: August 25, 2013, 09:03:54 pm »
Thinking of you and your family every day, John. Really glad to hear you're making some progress. 



mcshroom

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Re: John Radford
« Reply #70 on: August 25, 2013, 09:05:35 pm »
Same here, good luck :)
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: John Radford
« Reply #71 on: August 25, 2013, 09:15:24 pm »
Very happy to hear that John is making progress.
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Re: John Radford
« Reply #72 on: August 25, 2013, 09:20:06 pm »
That sounds encouraging news.  :thumbsup:
If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is...

Re: John Radford
« Reply #73 on: August 25, 2013, 09:27:07 pm »
All the best from Heather and me.

Re: John Radford
« Reply #74 on: August 25, 2013, 09:54:07 pm »
I remember reading the article about the hand built frame that John ordered, in one of the first Arrivees that I received, and thinking what a good guy he seemed - all the best and hoping for a full recovery