Monday, June 5, 2023

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


Pricey Readers & PEZ-Enthusiasts…  I write this put up with a heavy middle, and to humbly ask in your assist to toughen our expensive good friend and liked colleague Ed Hood.  Ed suffered a devastating stroke in February of this yr, and faces an unsure long term.


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

~ Ed Hood, as spoken to Martin Williamson from the passenger seat, riding alongside a degree 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 talent 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 in the future at a time.  Ed ran his personal industry putting in home windows, and can most certainly no longer have the ability 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 iciness the Sixes, are mythical, by no means the similar two times, and gave us one thing the opposite biking media shops may just by no means reproduction or problem.

Ed on the Copenhagen Sixes taking a look after Michael Morkov


His talent to suppose up inventive tale concepts – rider interviews, previews, rants, and common musings about cycle recreation was once uncanny and matchless.  He was once an editor’s dream, even supposing we by no means knew what his subsequent tale can be about, we all the time knew it might be entertaining, considerate, and full of nuggets of knowledge best any person along with his pedigree may just deliver.

His well mannered and respectful way earned him a rolodex of professional biking’s illuminati that will be the envy of any journalist.  I may just best 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 certain he’d give his his permission to arrange this GoFundMe web page.


In fact he’s a lot more than the journalist I’ve described above, however as a member of the PEZ-Team, and the arena’s biking media, Ed is irreplaceable.  There’s actually no different author 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 do is achieve out to what I do know are legions of Ed Hood lovers, and when you’re studying this you’re amongst them.   Ed’s monetary long term is unsure, so please believe 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 believe 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-Team)


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