British mountain biker accidentally shot dead by hunter in French Alps

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Previously Editor here at, Rachael is happiest on two wheels. Partial to a race or two Rachael also likes getting out into the hills with a big bunch of mates. In the past Rachael has written for publications such as, Enduro Mountain Bike Magazine, Mountain Biking UK, Bike Radar, New Zealand Mountain Biker and was also the online editor for Spoke magazine in New Zealand too. For as long as she's been riding, she has been equally happy getting stuck into a kit review as she is creating stories or doing the site admin. When she's not busy with all the above she's roasting coffee or coaching mountain biking in the Forest of Dean. 


2 years 12 months ago

More curiously... How the hunter goes from being 22 years of age to 24 in the span of two months...

2 years 12 months ago

Lol, at accidental... sure it was


2 years 12 months ago

I used to mountian bike regularly throughout the year in the Corbiere region where wild boar hunting was very popular, but it got to the point when stopped during the hunting season after too many instances of coming round a bend only to have someone with a cocked shotgun swing round and point it at me (the taught practice is to keep the shotgun open and only close it once you have seen the prey). In the end I reckoned I was living on borrowed time. A little known fact was that throughout the hunting season there was on average one death per weekend from accidental shootings, almost certainly after lunch!