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Club to organise tribute ride for cyclist father-of-two Gavin Moore killed after being hit by car

By Staff Reporter

The two young sons of a Co Down man who died after a car collided with a group of cyclists will take part in a tribute ride in memory to their dad.

Gavin Moore died in the Royal Victoria Hospital after he and three other cyclists were struck by a car near Conlig on July 11.

He was cycling as part of the North Down Cycling Club (NDCC) when the crash happened.

The club has organised a tribute cycle on August 27 dedicated to the devoted father-of-two.

The event is set for the day Gavin had organised the club's signature annual open race.

It has been cancelled as a mark of respect to the cyclist. Up to 400 cyclists - including Gavin's sons Adam and Luke - are expected to take part in the tribute Grand Parade.

It will depart from Bangor at 9.30am and cyclists will be escorted by the PSNI to their destination. Gavin's partner Joanne Ryans, his siblings and other family members are also expected to take part.

NDCC committee member Kieran Beattie said Gavin's tribute ride will highlight the PSNI's See the Cyclist campaign.

"All the cyclists will meet in Donaghadee with other local clubs for a small tribute to Gavin on the pier," he said.

"He was on our committee and was the race secretary so was responsible for organising our signature race - that was his baby and nobody thought it was appropriate to do it in his absence.

"We hope that we can all get galvanised behind Gavin and make a difference."

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