Cyclist dies in Great Victorian bike ride

Tragedy struck the 5,000-strong Great Victorian Bike Ride when a gust of wind forced a cyclist into a passing vehicle.

Deborah Gray, 53, of Mt. Moriac had ridden the charity bike ride for 12 years. The Herald-Sun said Gray died from injuries received in the freak accident on Murray Valley Highway near Echuca.

Harry Barber, general manager of the ride, told the newspaper that a service was held in the meal tent Monday night.

“We talked about Deborah but we didn't use her name. She was, in a sense, the unknown soldier. She symbolised any one of us who could have been in that situation.”  

The ride raises money for the Bone Marrow Donor Institute.


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