Cycling club pay tribute to cyclist who died following collision

Cyclist Mike Bloom died following a collision with a cement mixer on the A361.
Cyclist Mike Bloom died following a collision with a cement mixer on the A361.
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Tributes have been paid to a member of Daventry Cycling Club who has died of his injuries in hospital following a road accident.

Mike Bloom, 74, was riding his bike along the A361 at the Aston-Le-Walls crossroads on June 30 when he was seriously injured in a collision with a mixer lorry.

He was taken by air ambulance to University Hospital Coventry. This week Northamptonshire Police confirmed that Mr Bloom had died on Monday night.

Mike Walsh, of Daventry Cycling Club, said: “Mike died doing what he loved best, cycling.

“He was a well-known figure in local cycling circles and lived for cycling, having owned a bike shop in Crawley before moving to the Daventry area in 2002.

“He was best known for supporting his wife Marina, a national record holder in long-distance time trials.

“At 74, if not organising and running local time trials, he would still be competing in them and was always there to give help and advice to new members.

“He covered many miles devising new time trial courses and was an approved course measurer.

“Mike will be a sad loss to both Rugby Racing Cycling Club, where he had been a member for many years, and Daventry Cycling Club, which he joined this year.

“Our sympathies go out to Marina and Mike’s family.”

Witnesses to the accident or anybody with information are asked to call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615.