Warn­ing to cy­clists rid­ing across train track

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FEEDBACK -

I WANT to say thank you and give a warn­ing to other cy­clists.

At 6.30pm on Novem­ber 1 I was rid­ing home from Moss­man to Cooya Beach.

I’d just been to the gym so was feel­ing pumped and was push­ing the ped­als hard to keep up the heart rate.

I knew the rail­way line across the bridge was com­ing up and thought I had lined it up for a safe cross­ing, but no, my cal­cu­la­tions were "off", the front wheel got caught be­tween road and rail and I ended up skid­ding across the road.

The next thing I re­me­ber was three young men get­ting out of their car and of­fer­ing to help me.

The driver Adam Doc­tor took me to the hos­pi­tal and the oth­ers stayed with my bike.

Not long af­ter, they bought my bike to the hos­pi­tal for me.

I would like to send my heart­felt grat­i­tude to Adam and his friends.

I don’t know what I would have done if they hadn’t ar­rived on the scene as I wasn’t in a very good way. Thank you guys. And I would like to warn and re­mind other rid­ers to take ex­tra care when cross­ing that part of the rail­way line.

The bi­tu­men is very un­for­giv­ing.

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