James Williamson, 2008 World Solo 24 Hour Champion died yesterday morning in South Africa. The day before, he had completed the first day of the Cape Epic mountain bike stage race.
I was sitting in an airport waiting lounge in Sydney on my way to Hobart for a 24 hour race this weekend in Kellevie when I received the news via email. I must admit it was a little hard to hold back the tears. James was an amazing person and will remain an inspiration to myself and many others who had the privilege of knowing him.
James, we'll miss you... May heaven be plentiful in sweet single track for you to ride...