Tributes are flooding social media for cycling journalist and podcaster Richard Moore, who sadly passed away on Monday (March 28).
His death was announced in a statement posted on his podcast’s official Twitter page on Wednesday.
“Monday was an unfathomably difficult day. In the morning we received news that our leader, fulcrum, friend and brother Richard Moore had passed away. We are all shocked,” it said.
At the time of writing this article, his cause of death is unknown.
Who was Richard? Let’s get to know the cycling enthusiast a little better…
Meet Richard Moore
Richard Moore was a cycling journalist, author and podcaster well known in the British cycling world.
The 49-year-old Scot is best known for founding his popular podcast The cycling podcast.
He is a former cyclist, representing Britain at the Tour of Langkawi and Scotland at the PruTour and Commonwealth Games in 1998.
After leaving competitive sport, he became one of the best-known cycling journalists and has written for many well-known publications.
He has also written three books about famous British cyclists but is best known for his podcast.
In the cycling podcast
The former cyclist started The cycling podcast 2013 with Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe.
It initially covered the 2013 Tour de France before expanding to weekly shows.
The audio show covers everything to do with cycling, with a special focus on the three “Grand Tours”, the Giro d’Italia, the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España.
Available on all podcast streaming platforms including Spotify and Apple Podcasts, it is often streamed live from cycling events around the world.
The cycling podcast also had many major sponsors including Jaguar, Eurosport, Rapha and Iwoca.
Richards Podcast has won many awards over the years and spawned a number of spin-offs including Cycling Podcast Féminin dedicated to women’s cycling.
Richard dies at the age of 49
Richard’s death was confirmed on The Cycling Podcast website and on Twitter.
“For us he was a force of nature, incorruptible, but above all unifying. There can be no consolation today, but the closest thing is knowing that the web of affection and love he knitted will now become an edifice of support for those most deeply affected by this loss.” the explanation.
In it, Richard is further described as the “life force” and “covenant spirit” behind it The cycling podcast before saying it “just never would have started without Richard”.
“We will need some time to process this tragedy and, above all, on behalf of Richard’s family, we ask for your respect and understanding in the coming days.”
“In due course it will be our imperative to communicate more fully how privileged we feel to have known Richard and to keep his powerful legacy alive,” the statement concludes.
Honors flood Twitter
A number of fans and celebrities took to Twitter to pay tribute to Richard following his tragic death.
TV presenter and comedian Richard Osman said:
A podcast fan added:
Football journalist Michael Cox wrote:
Paracycling World Champion Colin Lynch offered his condolences:
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