Author Topic: John Radford  (Read 46010 times)

Re: John Radford
« Reply #150 on: May 24, 2014, 10:40:23 pm »
update from huddersfield ctc's facebbok page

Pat Radford has advised that John is being moved from LGI to a rehabilitation unit in York on Tuesday 27 May 2014. It is called Woodlands, part of the Christchurch group. This unit is the preferred choice of John's family so it is good news that they have finally got John a place there.

Re: John Radford
« Reply #151 on: May 25, 2014, 08:15:17 am »
Thanks for the update Rachel.
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Re: John Radford
« Reply #152 on: May 25, 2014, 07:52:03 pm »
Yeah thanks from me too.  I was wondering how John was just the other day.
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Re: John Radford
« Reply #153 on: July 25, 2014, 05:52:46 pm »
There is to be a ride to remember John on Thursday 31st July 2014.  It's 12 months since he was injured in a collision, and he remains in a serious condition in a rehabilitation unit. A driver is due to face trial in the autumn.

We meet up at 6pm from Huddersfield Station next Thursday 31 July.  All are welcome.  We will ride the 5 miles to New Mill, the scene of John's collision, in a leisurely manner, and no doubt we'll ride the 5 miles back again.  Bring your club jersey as the local newspaper are very likely to be taking pictures, and it will be good to show John's family that he's not forgotten.

Ironically John was active within the CTC campaigning for better investigation of accidents involving cyclists.

Re: John Radford
« Reply #154 on: July 28, 2014, 12:56:42 pm »
Thanks for the info. I sincerely hope there's a good turnout.
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Re: John Radford
« Reply #155 on: July 29, 2014, 11:17:49 am »
An update from John's newspaper ...

http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/huddersfield-cycle-tribute-injured-campaigner-7514631#.U9bXXeks1Mc.twitter

We are hoping to be joined on "A Ride to Remember" this Thursday (31st July 2014) by Brian Robinson, himself recovering from being knocked off his bike.

Re: John Radford
« Reply #156 on: July 30, 2014, 07:13:26 pm »
Sadly I cannot get away from Swindon early enough tomorrow to have a chance of making the ride.

That photo of John in hospital in the Examiner article is truly upsetting.
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Re: John Radford
« Reply #157 on: July 30, 2014, 08:05:37 pm »
Wobbly, I'm hoping to ride over from Rochdale, so I'll pass on your best wishes.  I saw you on the National but I don't know your name - maybe you could PM me?

Peter

Re: John Radford
« Reply #158 on: August 02, 2014, 07:28:03 am »
I agree with Wobbly, The photo in the newspaper really is quite upsetting and really brings home the tragedy of the situation. I only know John peripherally but he is a nice bloke. It's such a shame. Whatever the outcome of the drivers' trial, it won't put John back together again.

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Re: John Radford
« Reply #159 on: September 30, 2014, 11:23:49 am »
Indeed, it's good to hear he's improving.

Unfortunately John's condition has taken a turn for the worse, following pneumonia and recent seizures.  A NHS continued funding decision is imminent, as is the case against the married 23yr old accused of 'Road Rage'..
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Re: John Radford
« Reply #160 on: September 30, 2014, 11:39:19 am »
That's very sad indeed.

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Re: John Radford
« Reply #161 on: September 30, 2014, 11:41:27 am »
:(
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Re: John Radford
« Reply #162 on: September 30, 2014, 11:52:28 am »
 :( :(

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Re: John Radford
« Reply #163 on: September 30, 2014, 11:53:51 am »
Very sad.  :(

Re: John Radford
« Reply #164 on: September 30, 2014, 01:09:17 pm »
Very sad news indeed.

>A NHS continued funding decision

What does that mean in practice?

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Re: John Radford
« Reply #165 on: September 30, 2014, 02:16:14 pm »
John has always been a 'fighter', so I feel sure he will soon get over this one of many hurdles in his battle back to health.

Get well soon John.

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Re: John Radford
« Reply #166 on: October 01, 2014, 01:00:24 pm »
Bad news. I do hope John comes out of this very soon. Sending best wishes to family and friends.
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Re: John Radford
« Reply #168 on: October 16, 2014, 05:24:05 pm »
An excerpt from Hansard on today's Parliamentary debate on cycling.

Jason McCartney MP (Con, Colne Valley in West Yorkshire)

Finally, on a very serious note, I want to end by passing on my best wishes to my constituent John Radford and his family. On 29 July last year, John, an extremely fit and active husband, father and grandfather, returned from taking part in a 1,400 km cycle event, but two days later he was hit by a car in New Mill and suffered severe head injuries, which left him in a coma. He has been discharged from Leeds general infirmary into a specialist neurological respite centre in York. He is now very severely disabled. John is confined to a wheelchair and totally dependent on others, and will remain so for the rest of his life. The family, whom I have got to know very well indeed, are now looking for a home with specialist nursing care for him. A court case is scheduled to begin at Leeds Crown court on Monday 20 October. In honour of John Radford, I say, “Let’s get Britain cycling.”
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Re: John Radford
« Reply #169 on: October 16, 2014, 07:25:46 pm »
What a fantastic testament to John's passion for cycling.  Let's hope it strikes a chord in all the right places.

Re: John Radford
« Reply #170 on: October 22, 2014, 02:43:48 pm »
The trial against Michael Gledhill is in progress.  Details here - http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/holmfirth-motorist-michael-gledhill-denies-7968408

Re: John Radford
« Reply #171 on: October 22, 2014, 03:31:27 pm »
Michael Gledhill sounds like a nasty piece of work.My thoughts are with the Radford family today.

Re: John Radford
« Reply #172 on: October 22, 2014, 06:57:04 pm »
I'm surprised the the judge is reported to have said (of helmets) "He was not wearing one on this day. As a result he was seriously injured which has had a profound effect on his life."

Surely that's prejudicial.
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Re: John Radford
« Reply #173 on: October 22, 2014, 08:25:14 pm »
I'm surprised the the judge is reported to have said (of helmets) "He was not wearing one on this day. As a result he was seriously injured which has had a profound effect on his life."

Surely that's prejudicial.

Hopefully the prosecution will challenge that assertion and massive assumption it makes ....
Why isn't this a murder case? Or at the very least manslaughter? I know the answer to that (you can get away with murder so long as you use a car as a weapon), but this makes me very very angry and so sad for John and his family.

Re: John Radford
« Reply #174 on: October 22, 2014, 08:27:09 pm »
L, John is still alive, though in a terrible state in a special care unit.

Peter