|I think it quite fitting that I have the final word on this thread, as I tuck Hexy in to bed, wipe the dribble from his chin and warm up a nice big mug of milk. Sleep tight Hexy......Zzzzzzzzzz.....zzzzzzzzzz
These final words from Jean-Marie Leblanc and Christian Prudhomme, directors of the 2006 Tour de France, are befitting for this historical occasion
"On the 21st of February we turned the page on a long, very long chapter in the history of Chockstone. Subsequent events made it clear to us that it was just as well that this was so.
Does this justify closing the entire book and erasing all the emotions that, for so many years, "Havashat" and its protagonists have provided us with? Taken as a whole, judged on its lifelong worth – like an artist or a poet – and in particular on its future productions, we want to believe that Chockstone deserves a better fate. The dream that it embodies, the values that it is capable of generating mean that it has a duty to be able to hold its head up in pride.
It is towards this goal that we are working, as of now, which begins with the announcement of the end of "Havashat" as we know it. All of those, still as many in number and still as enthusiastic, who have faith in the sport and the men, will join us in our future hopes for Chockstone.
Vive la Chockstone, et farque-orff-l'Hexy!
Jean-Marie and Christian"