First Edition Cycling News for September 17, 2006
Edited by Hedwig Kröner, Cyclingnews.com
Webcor/Alto Velo rider killed
Webcor/Alto Velo member and Category II racer, John Peckham, was killed on Friday, September 8, when a drunk driver crossed into his lane and collided with him head-on not far from the campus of Stanford University. The driver is currently in jail facing four felony accounts related to the death of John Peckham.
John Peckham, a 31 year-old bio-medical engineer, started racing in 2005 and used his natural riding ability and an explosive sprint to move up to Webcor/Alto Velo's Elite Pro 1/2 squad. Known for his criterium skills, Peckham surprised many when he placed 13th at the Valley of the Sun Stage race last February as a Cat III, and second in his first Cat II race, the Menlo Park Grand Prix. Teammates, friends and family recall an intense, caring and supportive man who was passionate about cycling and racing.
Peckham will be honoured with a memorial ride on Sunday, September 24. Details will be announced on Webcor/Alto Velo's website www.altovelo.org.