Ayesha wrote:Should there be 'qualifiers' for large over-subscibed Sportive and charity rides?
Like letters of reference from Club secretaries, or a recent Audax medal?
How do the organisers know the entry is capable of finishing? Or do they care?
This is a much bigger issue than this event. Twelve young people die suddenly each week through cardiac problems that can be easily diagnosed. Before our kids took up sport seriously we had them CRY screened and got the all clear but you have to pay for it. There should be much better availability of screening for all school kids - its as easy as having an ECG taken.
For the event itself its very difficult for the organisers to do anything other than offer advice and the risk is very low - about a 1 in 80,000 probability