Following the tragic death of promising young New South Wales, Australia cyclist Ben Mikic last Friday, a foundation has been established at the request of the 15 year-olds' parents to be known as the Ben Mikic Foundation for Young Cyclists. The foundation will aim to further educate road users and support young cyclists pursuing their dreams.
"Ben himself dreamt of doing the Tour de France so some of the money raised through this Foundation might help other young cyclists like Ben achieve such a dream," said foundation spokesperson Michele O'Byrne.
Mikic passed away on Friday, April 27 as a results of injuries suffered when he was struck by a vehicle at an intersection that afternoon. Close friend Alex Tomlinson was also injured in the accident but was released from hospital on Monday.
For donation details visit the Southern Highlands Cycling Club's website.