Guest Blog – for Michael Torckler

Jul 06, 2012
Guest Blog – for Michael Torckler


Cycle Action has received the following message, with the request that we publish it to the cycling community.

Guest blog by Alwyn Poole

PureBlack Racing cyclist Michael Torckler was involved in a hit and run accident in California on the 29th June. Such were Michael’s injuries he was taken via helicopter toSanta RosaMemorialHospital Friday afternoon with major head injuries, facial cuts and unconscious in what the hospital defined as a critical condition. His mum and dad flew to be by his side and come Saturday he gained consciousness and is making good progress, but has over 20 fractures around the face and skull and will have a long recovery.

Michael came back from a serious knee injury to win Octobers K2 cycle race and join PureBlack racing, more recently winning the Tour of Borneo. He is a courageous and dedicated young athlete. Greg Cross of Pure Black Racing has given support for a fund to be set up to provide help for the family’s airfare and related costs.

An incident like this is a nightmare for parents. Anyone who would like to donate and offer support,  please email me at I will then send through bank account details as to how to make a donation to help support them and cover some expenses. Every dollar donated will go to the Torckler family.

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