Published November 29 2003
Sad news from
A shock for in the international scooter scene: Ville died.
Ville Vickholm was president of just founded National Scooter organisation
and head of the eurocup committee within our International Kicksled
and Scooter Association. We don't have to tell you what a great
loss this is...
Ville Vickholm deceased on November 27 while training on his Kickbike
after a motor car bumped him off the road near his home in Lapinjärvi.
Ville's departure in a man's prime touches his close relations as
many things were left in their incipiency. One of them was his work
as a teacher in Kapellby school. This sad message touches also Ville's
large sphere of friends that developed also during the years he
spent kicksledding and scootering.
Ville's competitive kicksled career started back in 1993 in Noux,
Espoo, where he immediately took the second place among elite kicksledders
in the Viktor Balck 100 km memorial race. The hobby became a passion
and during the past decade Ville left thousands of kick traces close
to his home as well as around Europe.
Ville performed remarkable work promoting kicking sports by arranging
versatile race events and during the past year he acted as the president
of Finnish Kicksled and Scooter Association. He was still kicking
along with top speed. Last summer he won the Eurocup total point
ranking and already opened this winter season in the First Snow
Kicks. The kick career seemed to be quite in order.
Now there is a hole of Ville's caliber in our world. It must be
difficult for the dearest of Ville to imagine life without him.
The same applies to his small pupils, but school, life and play
must go on. Ville remains in our minds as a sincere person, with
whom also his fellow competitors found it pleasant to race.
Condolence page Ville: