Cycling South Africa regrets to report on the unfortunate incident involving a cyclist and heavy motor vehicle on during the SA National Road Championships on Wednesday 8 February 2017.
Paul Meinking was taking part in the Men’s 60-64 Time Trial event on Wednesday afternoon when the incident took place.
The driver of the heavy vehicle turned across the path of the rider into a nearby property, but then attempted to reverse back out of the driveway. It was here where Meinking (head down and focused on his race) did not notice the vehicle reversing ahead of him and collided into it.
Meinking was assisted immediately by race emergency personal and taken to the nearest hospital. He is in a stable condition.
Thank you to ThinkBike and the BMW Club Marshalls for keeping our riders safe, and to the swift response of the Helivac crew.
Cycling South Africa wishes him a speedy recovery.