On 2nd June 2010 news started to filter through the close knit community of Kingscliff that a serious accident had occurred between a B-Double truck and a cyclist on the approach road to Barney’s Point Bridge.
Nev Salmon had been riding to meet a mate for a training ride that the two had been regularly doing for some time. Nev didn’t make it.
For the next two weeks family and friends maintained a bedside vigil and kept everyone informed of Nev’s progress. Sadly Nev succumbed to his massive injuries and passed away 14th June 2010.
Nev was a well liked and immensely respected member of the Kingscliff community having moved to the area with his family and becoming actively involved in all facets of coastal life.
Nev was involved in the local Chamber of Commerce and the local RSL and Surf club. He was a businessman, firstly with his own cleaning business then the local bike shop. He was an avid sportsman who liked to participate. He was a member of the local Hash House Harriers running club and a member and former President of the Twin Towns Triathlon Club.
Nev competed in over 280 club races with Twin Towns tri club. He was always eager to assist where he could and find solutions when required. He loved the camaraderie of the club and getting out on his bike for a ride with mates. He was passionate about bike safety and always looked for ways to make triathlon safer for the participants.
To honour Nev’s memory, Twin Towns Triathlon club is proud to offer a perpetual trophy to the first place winner of the Kingscliff Triathlon Olympic distance event. The trophy is a small token of the high regard that Nev was held in by the local community and it is hoped that the trophy will become a much sought after prize as the triathlon gathers momentum and grows to its full potential.
Twin Towns Triathlon Club
See Tweed Daily News article on the result of the hearings from Lismore District Court 29 Sept, 2011.