Author Topic: Carol Boardman, RIP  (Read 4977 times)

hellymedic

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Carol Boardman, RIP
« on: July 17, 2016, 05:24:00 pm »
Chris Boardman has Tweeted that his mother, Carol Boardman, was killed in a crash in North Wales this morning.



RIP Carol

mcshroom

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Re: Carol Boardman, RIP
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2016, 05:25:07 pm »
:(
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Re: Carol Boardman, RIP
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2016, 05:27:07 pm »
 :(

Re: Carol Boardman, RIP
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2016, 06:00:29 pm »
 :( RIP.

woollypigs

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Re: Carol Boardman, RIP
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2016, 06:08:00 pm »
Gutted :(

Re: Carol Boardman, RIP
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2016, 07:06:45 pm »
 :( RIP
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Re: Carol Boardman, RIP
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2016, 07:08:02 pm »
Bollox, just heard this on the radio.

RIP

Re: Carol Boardman, RIP
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2016, 08:02:39 pm »
Just heard after TdF highlights
 :(

Sic transit and all that..

Re: Carol Boardman, RIP
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2016, 08:08:53 pm »
Just heard after TdF highlights
 :(

Yes, what a sad and poignant end to the program.
Condolences to family.
Garry Broad

Re: Carol Boardman, RIP
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2016, 09:27:51 pm »
Very sad RIP

caerau

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Re: Carol Boardman, RIP
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2016, 10:03:33 pm »
Very sad and more sadly, sounds like a disturbing one too.


RIP


 :(
Look out here I come!

TimC

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Re: Carol Boardman, RIP
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2016, 11:11:49 pm »
So sad. RIP.

Ruthie

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Re: Carol Boardman, RIP
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2016, 11:36:40 pm »
 :(

So, did Chris still commentate today?
Milk please, no sugar.

Tim Hall

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Re: Carol Boardman, RIP
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2016, 11:52:57 pm »
:(

So, did Chris still commentate today?
No, it was just Ned and David (on the highlights at least). They explained why at the end of the programme and ran a montage of Chris Boardman's family photos alongside the text of his tribute.

I cried my eyes out.
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Ruthie

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Re: Carol Boardman, RIP
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2016, 11:55:56 pm »
:(

So, did Chris still commentate today?
No, it was just Ned and David (on the highlights at least). They explained why at the end of the programme and ran a montage of Chris Boardman's family photos alongside the text of his tribute.

I cried my eyes out.

How unspeakably horrible.  Poor Chris, and their family  :'(
Milk please, no sugar.

Mr Larrington

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Re: Carol Boardman, RIP
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2016, 12:24:15 am »
:(

So, did Chris still commentate today?

Gary Imlach said at the beginning of the live coverage that Chris had had to go home "because of a family emergency", details of which were left out.  Elaboration was left for the end of the highlights show by which time the news had got out anyway.
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ElyDave

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Re: Carol Boardman, RIP
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2016, 06:25:28 am »
I missed both of those bookends, just seen it here. That is just really crap
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clarion

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Re: Carol Boardman, RIP
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2016, 01:31:14 pm »
That's awful.  A woman who had given so much, and inspired so many.

Thoughts with Chris, Keith and family.
Getting there...

T42

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Re: Carol Boardman, RIP
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2016, 01:41:17 pm »
Shame. :(
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.

mattc

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Re: Carol Boardman, RIP
« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2016, 01:48:30 pm »
:(

So, did Chris still commentate today?
No, it was just Ned and David (on the highlights at least). They explained why at the end of the programme and ran a montage of Chris Boardman's family photos alongside the text of his tribute.

I cried my eyes out.
The text was really beautiful. (Is that the image in the first post? I cant see it from here, sorry.)


Very very sad.
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hellymedic

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Re: Carol Boardman, RIP
« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2016, 02:33:31 pm »
The text was in the image in the OP.

Re: Carol Boardman, RIP
« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2016, 07:13:02 pm »
Didn`t see the Highlights Sunday so found out by FB post. Truly dreadful news, feeling a combination of very upset and very angry and very aware of own vulnerability out cycling. Just some momentary impatience / inattention by a driver of a lethal weapon has destroyed a life and devastated a wonderful family who have given their lives to cycling.
No wonder many of children I`ve recently started cycle road training are frightened of cars, what effect will this dreadful event have on them?

Carol Boardman RIP and my thoughts are with Chris and rest of his family. 
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Redlight

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Re: Carol Boardman, RIP
« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2016, 09:40:21 am »
For this brave enough to go exploring the murky depths at the bottom of the gene pool, the vile Keith Peat has been quick to gloat  http://www.driveeastmidlands.com.
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Re: Carol Boardman, RIP
« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2016, 09:51:20 am »
For this brave enough to go exploring the murky depths at the bottom of the gene pool, the vile Keith Peat has been quick to gloat  http://www.driveeastmidlands.com.

Words fail me.

mattc

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Re: Carol Boardman, RIP
« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2016, 09:51:41 am »
For this brave enough to go exploring the murky depths at the bottom of the gene pool, the vile Keith Peat has been quick to gloat  http://www.driveeastmidlands.com.
Most inspiring - I now feel even more motivated to stick two fingers to anyone wanting to discourage my cycling, or endanger us through their negligence and selfishness  :thumbsup:
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