Marie Vesco died 4th June 2008
I have been asked by Marie's parents to publicise the ride that is being held in Sussex and France to mark the fifth anniversary of Marie's death when she was struck by two cars on the A23 dual carriageway whilst she was taking part in a cycle ride from London to Brighton.
As I mentioned 3 years ago, Marie's tragic death had a profound effect on me personally. I had been to Leigh Day, solicitors, to talk to them about cycle helmets etc and was shortly thereafter asked by them and Roadpeace to represent Marie's family at the forthcoming inquest. It was at that hearing that the scales from my eyes were truly lifted and I experienced the intense discomfort that every lawyer ought to feel when they see just how inadequate the administration of justice can be.
5 years on, we still have a long way to go. I do wish Marie's family and friends and all other participants well.