Scarecrow of Brent Bookwalter crashing into parked car at Tour of Britain gets thumbs up from recovering rider

BMC Racing rider sees the funny side of his crash

The Mowbrays' effort wasn't enough to win the scarecrow festival
(Image credit: Rebecca Mowbray/Facebook)

A scarecrow of Brent Bookwalter crashing into the back of a parked car at the Tour of Britain has received the approval of the American rider as he sees the funny side of his nasty crash.

Bookwalter, who is currently recovering from concussion sustained in the crash, was sent a photo of the scarecrow by Rebecca Mowbray, whose family live in Retford - where the crash took place - and had created it for the Ordsall Scarecrow Festival last week.

Lincolnshire Live reports how, after receiving a few negative comments about her family's scarecrow, Rebecca sought to get in touch with the recovering rider to get his personal approval, and to her surprise received a reply.

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Although Bookwalter was unable to reply personally due to his concussion, his wife Jamie got in touch to ask to see a photo of the scarecrow version of her husband, who gave it his approval and described it as "hilarious, funny, and disturbing at the same time".

The bad news for the Mowbray's is that their effort wasn't enough to win them a prize in the scarecrow competition, but Rebecca took solace in the fact that her photo received more than 1,000 likes on Facebook.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.