Danny Ayres

Just reading the BBC article about his final lap of the speedway track he last competed on:

Final farewell to 'brilliant' speedway rider Ayres

and then reading the article based on his partner's comments about his mental health problems:

Speedway rider Ayres 'lost mental health battle'

We obviously have had a few threads on here about mental health problems but this is another example of how serious they can be. This is a lad ostensibly living his dream (as a successful speedway rider) who struggled with things for years and eventually lost...
 
Only 33??

Tragic, obviously,

The one thing I continually keep hearing from this kind of story for years now with numerous examples is the usual whole “lessons will be learnt” angle.

They never actually are though.
 

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