Letter to Ryans from Richard A. Evans

Dear Ryans, I want to express my greatest sympathies for the loss of your son David. I am sorry I never had the privilege of meeting him. I am writing to let you know that there are people in the US and in the community in which David lived who care deeply about his death […]


A Song written for Dave by Walt Cicha, arranged by G. Tyc, recorded 12/23 & 12/30, 2004 in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Noble “American,” Global British Citizen

By Walter Cicha Eight days before fate dealt him a tragically decisive and darkly ironic hand, nearly one year ago, he was awarded a $3 million federal grant to lead a team in the development of new technology aimed at improving health and extending life worldwide.  Two days prior to that, he finished 33rd out […]

Fund-Raising Memorial Ride for Safety Awareness October 9th

by Walter Cicha On June 29th, one of the MHCC’s elite riders was killed in Clifton Park by a speeding motorist while on a regular training ride. British citizen David Ryan was the epitome of focus and precision. Whether busily carrying out research at the GE Global Research Center on the next generation of magnetic […]

“These are the lyrics and chords for the song that I wrote in memory of Dave”

Why? D Tatra Mountains ahead A7                            Dm We’re feeling so high D Spinning wheels and six legs A7                         Dm The pull of the sky F#7                  G I don’t know why Bm                  A7 But I know how D                      A7                                Dm Sharing the roads and shedding regrets Gm                                      dim And then without warning D7     C#7        C7       […]

One life taken from Earth, many gifts lost

By WALTER CICHA First published: Tuesday, June 14, 2005 – Times Union, Albany, NY   Eight days before fate dealt him a tragic hand nearly one year ago, a National Institute of Health grant he authored was awarded. In the weeks leading up to the fateful day, he won his age group in a triathlon, […]

David T. Ryan by Andrew Williams

David and I first bumped into each other in the office of Dr W.S.C. Williams (Bill), a physics tutor at St. Edmund Hall Oxford during Michaelmas Term (around the middle of October) 1990. At that meeting, as keen eyed 18 year olds with a clutch of ‘A’ grade A-levels under our belts, we were nervous […]

Oxford Cycling Club

Dave Ryan was a member of OUCC for many years in the 1990’s, who was tragically killed by on oncoming motorist in Albany, USA, in summer 2004. A quietly spoken character could not hide his affection for adverse conditions and exceptionally long, hard rides, particularly if he was allowed to go on the front for […]