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Ed Wishes Our Lend a hand – Please Toughen this GoFundMe Web page

Ed Wishes Our Lend a hand – Please Toughen this GoFundMe Web page


Pricey Readers & PEZ-Fanatics…  I write this submit with a heavy middle, and to humbly ask to your assist to strengthen our pricey buddy and loved colleague Ed Hood.  Ed suffered a devastating stroke in February of this 12 months, and faces an unsure long term.


“I’m by no means happier than once I’m writing.”

~ Ed Hood, as spoken to Martin Williamson from the passenger seat, riding alongside a level course on the Excursion de France.


** Click on this hyperlink to donate to the GoFundMe web page to assist Ed **


On account of the stroke, Ed has misplaced his skill to talk, and misplaced motion at the proper facet of his frame.  He’s operating with speech and bodily therapists on rehabilitation, however all strokes are other and each and every affected person responds another way, so sadly restoration is someday at a time.  Ed ran his personal industry putting in home windows, and can most likely now not be capable to paintings once more.

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Ed with Hendrik Redant

Ed started writing for PEZ in 2006, when he approached me with an concept to supply some protection of the Excursion of Britain.  He delivered on his phrase, and we by no means regarded again.  His stories chasing the Giro, Excursion, Vuelta, Classics and Worlds, and in wintry weather the Sixes, are mythical, by no means the similar two times, and gave us one thing the opposite biking media retailers may just by no means replica or problem.

Ed on the Copenhagen Sixes having a look after Michael Morkov


His skill to assume up inventive tale concepts – rider interviews, previews, rants, and basic musings about cycle game was once uncanny and matchless.  He was once an editor’s dream, despite the fact that we by no means knew what his subsequent tale can be about, we at all times knew it will be entertaining, considerate, and full of nuggets of knowledge handiest somebody along with his pedigree may just convey.

His well mannered and respectful method earned him a rolodex of professional biking’s illuminati that will be the envy of any journalist.  I may just handiest wager as to its dimension, as a result of Ed’s modesty ensured he by no means bragged, title dropped about any of it.  I wasn’t even positive he’d give his permission to arrange this GoFundMe web page.


After all he’s a lot more than the journalist I’ve described above, however as a member of the PEZ-Group, and the sector’s biking media, Ed is irreplaceable.  There’s actually no different creator in biking who did, or may just do what Ed did.

So after 18+ years of giving us such a lot leisure and perception, the very least we will be able to do is achieve out to what I do know are legions of Ed Hood fanatics, and in case you’re studying this you might be amongst them.   Ed’s monetary long term is unsure, so please imagine becoming a member of us to contribute to this GoFundMe web page to assist stabilize and safe the weeks and months forward for him.

Additionally please imagine sharing this message throughout your social media pages.


Learn Ed’s 17+ years frame of labor developing biking tales:

** Click on this hyperlink to donate to the GoFundMe web page set as much as assist Ed **


Sincerely –

Richard Pestes (on behalf of the PEZ-Group)


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