Fraser Cycling meet ends on impact
IT WASN’T the sort of ride five members of the Fraser Coast Cycling Club had planned on.
Being taken to hospital in the back of an ambulance was not the way they wanted to finish the year – they had no choice though.
Three suffered broken collar bones after a horrific crash during the final club meeting of the year at the Tinana Velodrome on Tuesday night.
The cyclists were competing in a “secret” race, one where they don’t know when the bell signalling the final lap will be rung, when the crash happened.
Ex-paramedic Trevor Geysing was one of 11 cyclists in the race.
He was one of the lucky ones – he said those who crashed had no chance whatsoever.
“The front tyre burst on one bike as we were all charging for the finishing line after we heard the bell and that was it,” Geysing said.
“There is just nothing you can do when that happens – you cannot control your bike.
“One rider went down and then the others did just like dominos do.”
All five cyclists have been released from hospital.