Scottish XC Champion Rab Wardell Dies of Heart Attack at 37

Aug 23, 2022 at 12:08
by Alicia Leggett  

Scottish cross country racer Rab Wardell has died at age 37 from a heart attack that he suffered while sleeping last night.

Just two days earlier, he had won the Scottish MTB XC Championship, adding to the junior and U23 national championships he took nearly two decades before. This season was a breakout year of sorts for Wardell, despite being at an age when most cyclists move away from their full-time careers. Wardell had always done things differently. After a multidisciplinary racing stint in the 2000s, he struggled with overtraining and other issues, and ultimately stepped away from pro racing to start Wardell Cycle Coaching and focus on growing that for the next seven years. When Covid slowed the business, the adventure enthusiast took the opportunity to throw himself fully back into his own training and racing.

"My dad recently said I've had more comebacks than Frank Sinatra," he wrote in a blog post for CHPT3 Clothing last year when he started racing again. And come back he did. This season marked his full-time return to pro cycling for the first time in 14 years, and he documented the journey with his new video series, Old Enough to Know Better.

After his victory this past weekend, he was invited to interview just yesterday evening on The Nine, BBC's nightly Scottish news program. Earlier this month, Downtime Podcast released an episode that dove into Wardell's early career and his experience returning to racing.


Born in 1985 in Dunfermline, Scotland, Wardell started to chase mountain biking and other forms of cycling when he was 15. First and foremost a mountain biker, he also loved all forms of riding, from road to BMX, with a Scottish Cyclocross Championship title to his name, too. He's traveled to race on every continent (yep, including Antarctica), and in 2020 set the Fastest Known Time on Scotland's West Highland Way (a record that has since been broken).

Wardell is remembered as a cheerful and humble rider, whose career was full of ups and downs but who never let any that slow him down or tarnish his genuine love of being on two wheels.

Our condolences to those close to him and to the cycling world at large for the loss of a friend, mentor, coach, and tenacious athlete.

Photo by Joolze Dymond
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Comment Moderation
This is a tragic and untimely death, and the cause of Rab's heart attack is unknown. It's disheartening that I have to add this note, but please remember the great loss that the cycling world is experiencing. This is not the time or place for speculating about the cause of death or spreading misinformation. Please keep your comments on-topic and respectful of Rab. Any disrespectful, speculative, and off-topic comments will be deleted.



281 Comments

  • 389 1
 This is desperately sad. Rab has been such an influence in the Scottish XC scene. I've been racing here for fifteen years and Rab was the pinnacle at the start, and more recently he's been inspiring people to go adventuring and getting fun out of racing too. He's the reason I had a crack at riding the WHW in a fast day but I think he's also spurred on some healthy competition between fast Scottish riders at being fast at things away from the race course. A true great of the Scottish MTB scene. He'll be missed even by those that never met him.
  • 21 0
 Couldn't have said it any better.
  • 24 0
 Not just a loss for the Scottish scene, a loss for the sport. His enthusiasm for all types of riding was absolutely infectious. Only knew him through social media and yet felt like he influenced my approach to the sport more than any other rider. Tragic to lose not only a great ambassador for the sport but such a great human being.
  • 6 0
 thank you for the words. Condolences
  • 1 0
 Dang...wonder who downvoted you. Lets find em! Condolences man.
  • 133 1
 RIP Rab, the world is a worse place without you. Rab coached me all throughout last year and we kept in touch since. He was just a fundamentally good person, his coaching's main priority was to ensure the mental and physical wellbeing of his athletes above all else. I ended up not being able to afford coaching afterwards, but Rab was still always there to answer my (frankly excessive) amount of training questions and would always check in before and after any big race I did. I will miss him so much. He just exemplified everything that's great about cycling and I hope he lives in our memories with the proper legend status he deserves!!!!
  • 103 1
 Alicia, you‘re such a good writer. Fitting and good words from you as always, weather it‘s about a field test or something much more somber like this. Thank you.
  • 146 1
 Hey, thanks for the kind words. I really appreciate that. When it's something like this, I do try hard to make sure I'm giving the story the respect it deserves.
  • 5 0
 @alicialeggett: Good job, got it just right.
  • 67 2
 Ride In Peace. Sounds like we lost someone who is the spirit of what we do. I try to stick my rule that I only write a comment that I'm prepared to say to that person's face in a pub. There are several commenters I'd like to see walk into a Scottish pub and say what they are saying after someone's death.
  • 7 0
 Well said my friend.
  • 67 0
 I'm glad I got the chance to meet Rab, a lovely guy and a real inspiration. You will be missed!
  • 5 1
 Just listened to his inspirational interview last week. Sad....just so sad
  • 5 0
 Loved your interview with him, and I think a lot of us resonated with the struggles he related in that conversation. Really heartbreaking.
  • 10 0
 Stacked 2x cords of firewood while listerning to this podcast. Very inspirational guy, sad loss to the MTB world RIP
  • 2 0
 I just listened to your interview with him on Saturday. His knowledge was incredible and the way he went into detail about hydration and eating was so helpful to me.
  • 2 0
 @thegman67: I'm glad you enjoyed it. I really enjoyed my time with Rab.
  • 58 0
 So shocked and saddened with this news today. Rab was always a pleasure to be around, constantly cracking jokes and handing out encouragement and advice all while beating us all on the climbs and descents alike. We rode and filmed together a few times and I looked forward to hanging out with him in the hills again soon but I’ll just have to treasure the memories instead. The world is worse off with his death.
  • 44 0
 Tragic news.

Trying to ignore the pish comments on here so I will give my experience of Rab.
A long time ago I worked in the bike industry and considered myself a “Rad” downhiller. I was at some product testing thing in glentress and for whatever Rab was taking us guiding in his lycra.
I was dressed in baggies and pretending to be Shawn Palmer and thinking “I hope this skinny guy gets out of the way on the way down”.
Rab proceeded to climb hills like he was on an ebike (long before ebikes were a thing) and he utterly obliterated me on the descents.
I couldn’t get over how fast he was both up and down.
He was also a thoroughly nice man.

RIP
  • 45 3
 Such sad news.

Heart health in endurance athletes is something that needs far more study. Outside's sister sites have done articles about arrhythmia in endurance athletes in the past:

cyclingtips.com/2017/01/are-elite-cyclists-at-greater-risk-of-heart-problems

www.velonews.com/cycling-to-extremes-heart-health-and-endurance-sports
  • 18 0
 You hit the nail on the head. 20+ years of all sorts of endurance sports ended up with a pacemaker at 49. The list of ex endurance athletes with heart issues is quite scary.

I was lucky my heart gave me a warning first, went to emergency had the pacemaker the next morning bumped ahead of entire heart ward.

And it is not just racers with the issue. My father got his pacemaker at 57 and never raced anything. But he did hike and bike a ton.
  • 30 0
 Rab used to come into the bike shop I worked in when he was a junior. I remember he had non-tubeless tyres on non-tubeless rims with some sketchy homemade sealant. Claimed he had them inflated before but for some reason they weren’t sealing anymore. Absolute chancer. RIP Rab.
  • 32 0
 Damn, just listened to his interview on the Downtime podcast and seemed like such a good guy. RIP.
  • 3 0
 Same, just a few weeks back too, his was a great story, with some great anecdotes along the way. Very sad. Was an inspiring listen, for anyone that's not go to it yet.
  • 1 0
 i'll take a listen, never heard of him for sure seems like a cool guy.
  • 49 30
 This is saddening. When we see an increase in elite athletes having heart problems it is natural to ask questions. We don't want to be disrespectful, but rather we want to decrease the occurrence of such sad events from happening. That is what everyone wants, and discussion is a motivator for this outcome. Simply downvoting inquisitive minds will only darken the spaces we inhabit. Long term change is most likely achieved through intellectual means, not willfull ignorance of different opinions.
  • 14 18
flag adamszymkowicz (Aug 24, 2022 at 17:14) (Below Threshold)
 We’re only downvoting the morons.
  • 31 16
 It's not inquisitive. It's selfish, disrespectful, and utterly tone-deaf. There are plenty of places you can go be 'inquisitive' at, places where you'll get a better response. If you wanted real debate and intellectual discussion you wouldn't be in here playing the victim in the comments of a real person's eulogy, with your faux-solemnity and mock dissappointment. "Just asking questions" my arse, you self-absorbed children always have to make everything about yourself and your own imagined victimhood. Go just ask questions of someone qualified, to their face, not of people trying to share their grief and love of someone they actually knew and cared about, on a memorial page. You're fooling no-one.
  • 13 11
 It's called reading the fucking room. It's not that hard to understand posting one's own bullshit theories and opinions under a news story about the tragical and untimely loss of a well respected member of our community makes you look like a gigantic asshole.
  • 2 6
flag vtracer (Aug 25, 2022 at 8:43) (Below Threshold)
  • 4 0
 @vtracer: Well, I guess that settles it. No need for more debate.
  • 4 3
 @vtracer: way to read the room, a*shole. Get f*cked.
  • 16 0
 NO!! this is unbelievably sad. old enough to know better was some of the best mtb content i’d watched. seeing his journey and struggle to ride and race as he aged was such an inspiration. my condolences go out to his family. ride in peace rab!!!
  • 16 0
 Absolutely tragic

I mind he helped me through my nerves during some of my first enduro races by just being his kind and encouraging self, and I’ll never forget the fact he rode a gravel bike at the Xmas Slip and Slide group ride at the steeps of Aberfoyle - and did better than most people on mtbs ❤️❤️❤️
  • 6 0
 I was on that ride at Aberfoyle - was bonkers seeing him ride those trails on that bike!
  • 2 0
 I believe there is a video of that ride out there somewhere, really shows how good of a rider and how great of a spirit he was. I never met Rab, but his the film's like west highland way. Really motivated me to get out and go on an adventure. Gutted to hear he is not hear anymore, but I hope his spirit will live on through the community. Rest in peace, Rab
  • 16 0
 Lucky enough to have shared some brief interactions with Rab while out on the bike, a lovely guy. We grew up in the same town town and some of my riding pals grew up with him so heard the news earlier today and couldnt believe it. I actually saw him and Katie from afar in Morzine last month and opted not to go and say hello....I should have done. So sad. Ye never ken the minute, go do everything. RIP Rab.
  • 13 0
 What a tragedy. I’m completely shocked. I’ve been following Rab since he was included in Cathro’s series. I absolutely LOVED his West Highland Way video (which I must’ve watched at least 5 times) and his Old Enough to Know Better series. He seemed like a genuinely fantastic guy with a wonderful outlook on the sport and life in general. He will be missed by many, including people like myself, who have never even met him. RIP Rab.
  • 2 0
 You'd have loved him. Stupendously great dude.
  • 23 8
 It would be interesting to do an autopsy (family willing) to find the cause - hopefully gain knowledge on how to prevent. Unusually young to lose a life - RIP.
  • 3 0
 I think that this is standard in the UK unless he was being treated by a doctor.
  • 15 0
 Terrible news. This legend will be missed. Condolences to Rob's family from the Pinkbike community.
  • 13 0
 So shocking to see this, have been watching his YT series "Old Enough to Know Better and it is excellent". Such a crazy world.
  • 13 4
 RIP Rab you were a great rider and person. After being away from PB for the past 5 years I thought in that time they may have bought in some comment moderators in that time, but clearly not. There are some utter dip sh1ts on this site.
  • 11 2
 Massively sad - my thoughts to his family and friends. The first ever national round I did, he was there in Elite. Was a pretty big eye opener to see how fast the fast guys really are, the pace he went past us spectators was nuts! Later on, the videos just seemed to convey an absolute love of riding which was lovely to see.

Maybe an Obituary thread isn't the place to discuss causes/vaccines/pharma or whatever - I'm sure his family are reading this thread and I can't imagine its particularly nice to see all the comments that are anything other than notes of respect.

RIP Rab, you were a legend squire...
  • 2 3
 Maybe it is
  • 11 1
 What a bummer, RIP dude. Had a friend of a friend with a sim story, late 30's early 40's, ripper XC dude, heart attack and toast.
  • 88 14
 @forkbrayker: Yeah, this is actually kind of a thing specifically in the ultra high level racing scene. Turns out turning yourself inside out on a bike for a long time is actually not that great for you in the long run. That's not the same as us punters wheezing up the climbs, but actual overtraining strains your heart. I can think of three high level racers in my area who've had to undergo ablation for hear arrhythmias, and one young guy (ex high-level racer) who died after a ride at 35. And before any of the anti-vax morons start up their durr-durr machines, all of this happened pre-covid.
  • 9 0
 Sad. So fucking sad. You inspired a lot of us. Those who, well...are old enough to know better but are still having fun with our toys. Fuck.
  • 7 0
 Heart attacks scare me. Ive been following road and mtb racing a long time. So many racers die of heart attacks early. It’s alarming. amp.dw.com/en/michael-goolaerts-death-raises-question-as-to-why-so-many-cyclists-suffer-heart-attacks/a-43321799

I didn’t know anything about Rab but I still feel awful for his friends, community and family.

An open honest discussion about cycling and heart issues would be beneficial.
  • 9 2
 Sad all these young people dying from heat issues possibly from the Covid vaccine, I got myocarditis and ended up in the hospital after my 2nd shot of phizer.

It’s unfortunate that this has happened to so many athletes and yet pinkbike posts a disclaimer saying that hey just warning you, you’ll be banned if you mention Covid vaccine side effects.

I know my post will upset some people and maybe it will get me banned or deleted but people need to know the genuine risks and not just call this “misinformation”

Thanks for reading
  • 2 0
 It's hard to know if this was Covid vaccine related but I really doubt it. Heart disease has been the #1 cause of death in the world for a long time. While diet and exercise can help prevent it in many, genetics and pre-existing conditions don't care. He could have easily had a pre-existing heart condition that he didn't know about, AKA widow maker. The heart or the ventricles surrounding it can $hit-the-bed in a number of different ways (rupture, dissection) with or without a Covid shot.
  • 1 1
 Yes that’s the only logical explanation eh? *eyeroll*
  • 2 1
 @Peskycoots: Yeah...basically. Are there any stats of heart attack rates going up after the poke? I haven't seen any. If he had myocarditis from the shot, which is very rare, I doubt he would go for a 2 hour bike ride with severe chest pain and a racing heart. Genes plays a much stronger roll in dropping dead from a heart attack than a little poke. Mark Weir is a good example of someone who was in great shape but also had a ticking time bomb in his heart. He was lucky. www.bicycling.com/health-nutrition/a25337675/mark-weir-dodges-widowmaker-heart-attack
  • 2 1
 @dirtdiggler: among the many known risk factors he could have been exposed to, at the very end of a long and exhaustive list of known medical vulnerabilities that he may have had, he could conceivably have possibly been potentially at increased risk after having caught Covid. We don’t even know if he had a vaccine, and there’s no actual solid evidence it could cause this sort of heart failure if he had, so quite why these nutbags keep shoehorning their conspiracy agenda into any comment section that will have them is beyond me.
  • 1 0
 @dirtdiggler: #1 cause of death among under-40 crowd? I think not.
  • 1 0
 @fielding: Coronary artery disease is #5 cause of death in his age group. That’s what causes a heart attack. Poisoning (overdose), Covid deaths (not the shot), suicide and traffic accidents beat it in his age group. But none of those were the cause of his death. Heart attacks are way more common than people think, even in young healthy athletes.
  • 1 0
 @dirtdiggler: #1 cause of death in Alberta for all age groups this year is *unknown cause* ... quelle mystère!
  • 1 0
 @fielding: Thats interesting. It looks like the government is going to update that category soon to be more specific but they’re trying to make it clear it’s not vaccine related. “Deaths from unknown causes have not been linked to vaccines
While it’s true that deaths from unknown causes have not appeared as a leading cause of death in Alberta until recently, the number of deaths listed under the category appears to have been increasing since at least 2019.”
  • 1 0
 That’s interesting and suspicious. It appears that the government is going to update that category soon. “Deaths from unknown causes have not been linked to vaccines
While it’s true that deaths from unknown causes have not appeared as a leading cause of death in Alberta until recently, the number of deaths listed under the category appears to have been increasing since at least 2019.” It will be interesting to see how those deaths are categorized.
  • 1 0
 Apologies for the double post.
  • 7 0
 I am genuinely, genuinely, shocked by this news. Very sad to read this. Condolences to his friends and family and the whole of Scottish cycling. Massive loss.
  • 7 0
 Gutted, was only watching him on the news talking about his win yesterday. Couldn't believe my eyes when i saw it reported on social media.... RIP Rab
  • 5 0
 Hated reading this...I've watched quite a few vids about Rab....the West Highland way was one of my favourites....an inspirational rider and all out good person....the comments here are touching to say the least. Thought go to his friends and family.
  • 5 0
 Never met him face to face but got to know him late in his career via his videos and messages on Instagram. Can't believe we were only messaging last week about the Swiss Epic, which he was on the start list for, but couldn't make because of Scottish champs. He was saying he had big FOMO when he saw my pics and I was saying we missed seeing him. "I'll do it next time" he said.

I doubt he ever knew how many people he inspired in the mountain bike scene and I'll for sure be taking his inspiration and riding to remember him. RIP Rab.
  • 5 0
 I never met Rab in person but was totally gutted to hear this news yesterday. I have followed him over the past few years throwing back flips in the skate park, racing enduro, breaking FKTs and winning XC races, and loved hearing him on Downtime just recently and catching up on his video content. He was only a couple of years younger than me and has been a huge inspiration for me to get in shape and get out and ride as many different types of bikes and places that I can. It's a massive loss to the community and my heart goes out to his friends and family for the loss of such a brilliant advocate for our scene. RIP Rab x
  • 14 9
 Ride in peace Rab. I thought twice about looking at the comment section, it seems I chose wrong. To the vocal minority who seem to have forgotten the respect their parents taught them...today you have failed to meet the standards required to be human, hopefully you will be granted the chance to wake up tomorrow and redeem yourselves.
  • 6 7
 @peetyjay: my thoughts exactly. The facts we know are that he died of heart failure, and that he was an awesome rider. He also seems to have been a great guy. If those close to him had issued a release stating that he died as a result of vaccine related complications then I wouldn't have a problem with the comments but they didn't. No-one knows what caused this and if they do they haven't shared it, even though I saw one a*shole saying he has no doubt that this is vaccine related. Maybe he can let the Drs and coroner know the knowledge he has of this individual's case to save them the trouble of investigation. Maybe we should start a "Conspiracy Theory" thread, like we have a "Team Rumours" thread so that people can post whatever they want on there without jumping on to an obituary like bloodsucking parasites. And to be clear, I do think there are issues that need to be discussed, just not here.

RIP Rab
  • 5 0
 Just shows you how tight the biking community is, such a loss to many many people around the globe!
I only ever met him in passing but he genuinely was inspiration, encouragement, embodiment, an absolute sender and a keystone in the biking community, keep sending it dude, RIP ❤️ Thoughts are with his girlfriend. Family and those lucky enough to call him their friend
  • 4 0
 To the family,a terrible thing this is ,to him life just got taken from him ,no more riding no more smiling ,crying,and every thing else ,no more ,real sad ,at is age and with the new thing he was going through,life is such a joke ,it’s
  • 7 0
 He was literally answering to people when there was article on PB about him or his ride ... so sad!
RIP Frown
  • 1 0
 Seriously .... RIP! ....
  • 6 0
 @norcohavocdirtjumper: I was getting coaching off him a few years ago. Really, really nice guy. Loved his new series from Wahoo and followed it all the time.

I always got a bit more of a buzz when he'd like or comment on my strava rides even now that he was no longer coaching me. I had a lot of respect for him. Will miss following your adventures Rab.
  • 6 0
 A joy to be around, a personal inspiration to me and now a friend lost. He had every positive human trait possible to cram in to one amazing personality. He is missed.
  • 3 0
 This hits hard! I don't know Rab but listening to the Downtime Podcast last week gave me a little insight into his drive and determination. I'm forty next year and it scares me more than ever. My sincere condolences to the Wardell family. The world of MTB has lost someone special.
  • 3 0
 So so saddened by this. I didn't know Rab personally but loved the "old enough to know better" series, and his work with Cathro. I was so so stoked when he got his pro contract recently - just wished he'd had more time to enjoy the fruits of a lot of years of hard work. Ride in peace bud.
  • 4 1
 >> "He struggled with overtraining and other issues."

In this case, "overtraining" isn't what most people think of when they hear the word: it's a very serious condition that occurs when an athlete’s accrued training stress significantly exceeds their ability to recover. It develops over time and can take months (or sometimes years) to recover from.

The good news it it's something that most of us don't to worry about; it take a lot of time for it to happen, and your body will give you multiple, serious warning signs before it's an issue.

RIP Rab. I'm sorry to see you go.
  • 29 26
 Once again pinkbike can be incredibly proud of their comment moderation policies which have prevented the comment section from veering off topic and once again being high jacked by the same small selection of conspiracy nuts. Both tasteful and respectful well done everyone.
  • 8 12
flag commental (Aug 24, 2022 at 14:25) (Below Threshold)
 I know when you made that comment it was sardonic, but it's good to see they took action. Well done PB. This was not the place for that discussion.
  • 14 17
 Ironically, your comment is more off topic that the ones you speak of. You have become the very thing you are against.
  • 4 8
flag Peskycoots (Aug 24, 2022 at 22:50) (Below Threshold)
 @commental: glad they were embarrassed enough to take action. Ride on Rab.
  • 6 3
 The old adage of : "If you've nothing good to say, STFU" springs to mind rather a lot here … But then this is teh interwebs i guess. God awful sad news about clearly a bloody good human, that stuffed more into his lifetime than most could in a 90 year plus one! His family, friends, etc I'm sure will take great pride in that fact, once there pain has subdued enough Obviously. RIP Rab.
  • 13 6
 So suddenly, the censorship.
  • 2 7
flag SterlingArcher (Aug 26, 2022 at 7:07) (Below Threshold)
 LOL you people are crazy.
  • 5 5
 Wasn’t that sudden, it took ages for them to get round to slapping down the bellends
  • 3 1
 Unreal. Never heard of him until now but I'm amazed at his accomplishments. The best way to die is in your sleep...so I hope the family gets comfort knowing he didn't suffer. Prayers for his family and friends. I will be checking out his vids...he looks so freak'n rad.
  • 2 0
 RIP man! I never had the pleasure of knowing you but your life will be remembered and you made your mark on history. We are here for an experience and I’m sure you experienced it to you it experienced life to the max! All is one and one is all, peace ✌
  • 2 0
 This is such sad news. I can't claim to have known of Rab for long, having only just listened to his episode on Downtime Podcast and watched his video of the WHW, however he instantly inspired me to get out, enjoy life, and have adventure. I was genuinely moved by his story and so saddened by this terrible news. My thoughts go out to his family and close friends. RIP Rab
  • 5 0
 So sad, Carpe-Diem everyone.
  • 2 0
 Woah, this is unreal. RIP Rab. I started following him after the Old Enough to Know Better videos and he seemed like such a genuine guy.
  • 1 0
 Truly awful news to hear. Rab was an inspiration to me as another rider old enough to know better. His passion for all things bikes really shone, and he came across as a great guy. Best wishes to his family and friends.
  • 3 0
 The next time im on the West Highland Way i will be thinking of you, what a star you were RIP.
  • 2 0
 Super sad news. I enjoyed the coverage and effort he had put in for all us old farts! Peace and love to his family and friends.
  • 1 0
 Though I didn't know him personally, I know a few that did, and this hits hard. He'll be missed by all who know him, and many who never even met him, myself included. Ride in peace Rab.
  • 2 0
 RIP... I'm very sad, only knew Rab through Old enough to know better series, but he seemed as geniuine as a one can be... Sad day...
  • 3 0
 So so sad i absolutely loved watching his videos RIP dude ..
  • 3 0
 So sad, dude was a legend. RIP Rab.
  • 4 0
 Unbelievably sad.
  • 2 0
 This is just awful. Such a legend and huge inspiration. Much love to his friends and family.
  • 1 0
 Shit...I recently discovered some of his YT content. He was just 4 years older than me. Makes you reconsider some things. RIP
  • 3 0
 Big love to everyone in his orbit.
  • 2 0
 Not familiar with him, but that doesn't make this any less sad. RIP, and my condolences. What a loss.
  • 3 0
 Godspeed, good sir!
I’ll toast to a life we’ll lived.
  • 1 0
 Really sad to read this. I loved reading about Rab's exploits and found his adventures inspiring. Condolences to his family and friends
  • 13 11
 I'd like to know what all the conspiracy theorists think caused Kelly McGarry's heart attack, back in 2016.
  • 5 3
 There are no conspiracys, only coincidences
  • 3 0
 My condolences to his family and everyone that personally knew him.
  • 1 0
 I watched his "Old Enough To Know Better" video series when it came out. I really enjoyed it. He seemed like such an awesome guy. Sad day.
  • 1 0
 RIP Rab. Scotland is less, the cycling world is less, the rest of the world is less for this loss, thought far better than you found it.
  • 2 0
 RIP Rab. My condolences to family, loved ones and friends. Respect . My thursday ride will be dedicated to You.
  • 1 0
 RIP Ripper, may God rest his soul, prayers for peace, love, and comfort in this time of grief for his loved ones. Glad he made enough of an impact to be remembered here!!!
  • 3 0
 No. This is so terrible.
  • 2 0
 This is devastating news. RIP Rab, condolences to your family
  • 2 0
 man, prayers for his family.
  • 3 0
 RIP Rab, a lovely guy.
  • 3 0
 Ride in peace
  • 1 0
 RIP Rab, a legend and a gent. Condolences to the family and friends. Gordon.
  • 2 0
 Tragic news, such a shame. Condolences to his friends and family.
  • 2 0
 What a shock. Rab was a legend and an inspiration.
  • 3 0
 Spin free Rab, RIP x
  • 1 0
 RIP, loved the Wahoo series he did! seemed like such a solid, nice dude! Far too young Frown
  • 1 0
 RIP, I cannot believe this. I became a big fan after his series "old enough to know better".
  • 2 0
 Absolutely devasting! Sad times.
  • 2 0
 RIP Rab you will be forever missed.
  • 2 0
 Way too young, RIP young lad
  • 3 0
 Holy shit! 37?!
  • 2 0
 Ride In Perpetuity brother.
  • 3 0
 Ride In Peace brother.
  • 2 0
 RIP. never heard of the man but very sad. 37yo is way to young
  • 3 0
 RIP.
  • 3 0
 RIP champ .
  • 1 0
 I'm shocked by this news. Rab was an inspirational athlete and someone I looked up to. Ride in peace (RIP) Rab.
  • 7 6
 RIP. Sad that people are using this to push there point of view. Should have a bit of respect This is not a new thing.
  • 2 0
 So sad to hear this news. RIP champ!
  • 1 0
 Very sad news to read and an insparational guy. A massive loss.. R I P Rab
  • 1 0
 RIP Rab! So so sad! Such a talent and so young! It just doesnt make sense!
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 Such a shame saw him at inners fortnight ago in the coaching van. Makes you think
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 WTF! Was so inspired by his series OETKB! very sad.
  • 1 0
 Damn dude, that fuckin sucks
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 I recently became a fan when I discovered his video series. So very sad.
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 condolences to all those close to him!
  • 3 1
 Rip In Peace
  • 1 0
 a human being that was part of a community has passed . rip...
  • 4 3
 Finally figured out why it’s Pink Bike!
  • 7 2
 Red Bike is a more fitting name.
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 Dang man. 37! Rest In Peace.
  • 7 9
 Forgot to say this earlier, but 37? When I first saw his picture I thought he looked older than me, and I'm in my mid-sixties. He must have put in a gnarly 37 years!
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 Black and white photos and moustaches give that effect. He didn't look that old in reality.
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 ride in peace rab
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 Heart*
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 i shared this with my wife and she replies "see this is what happens when you put too much time and effort on your bikes"
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