Many have claimed to be the fastest courier in London, not all who make this claim come close to some of the riders that have passed through the ranks of the capital’s bike messengers. There have been more than a few top class riders who have spent time as couriers and amongst them, possibly the stongest rider to ever work on London’s Streets is Ray Eden. We’ve heard today that Ray had passed on at the age of 43.
You couldn’t miss Ray in the early nineties, he was the only guy to work in a skinsuit! (Duracell if I remember correctly). Always friendly and approachable outside the infamous Benjys of Moorfields. But when his courier shifts were over he was one of the UK’s top road riders, as well as riding pretty much every discipline going, winning TTs, MTB and criteriums, he also became the UK 100 mile time trial champion whilst working as courier….a true legend and sad news indeed at such a young age.
After leaving London Ray headed back up North to work for Planet X, their tribute is here.
Despite nearby hurricanes and mudslides, the world’s hardiest couriers have gathered in Panajachel, Guatemala for the Cycle Courier World Championships 2010. Given the conditions someone is doing an amazing job of keeping their site up todate with stories, reports and results.
The cargo race and sprint and main race qualification is tomorrow Saturday the 11th September, with the Sprint and Main race finals on Sunday.