Family pays tribute to ‘cheerful and friendly’ cyclist Leonard Finch, 86, who died in Great Waldingfield

Leonard Finch Picture: SUPPLIED BY FAMILY

Leonard Finch Picture: SUPPLIED BY FAMILY - Credit: Archant

The family of an 86-year-old cyclist who died in Great Waldingfield yesterday have released a tribute to him.

Leonard Finch, of Chilton, near Sudbury, died at the scene in Lavenham Road in the west Suffolk village.

Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and say his death “may have been as a result of a collision”.

In a tribute issued through Suffolk Constabulary, the family said: “On 17th May 2018 we lost our Leonard, who tragically died whilst out on his bike.

“Len was always a great help and inspiration to all of us. He was a founding member of Cycle Club Sudbury and an honouree member. He was always cheerful and friendly and would do anything for anyone - provided it was to do with cycling!

“Leonard lived for his cycling, he raced throughout his life and was still breaking records into his 80s.

“He was truly one of the greats.


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“RIP Leonard - you will be missed.”

Officers are keen to obtain any dashcam footage of anyone travelling on the B1071 between Lavenham and Sudbury between the times of 2:30pm and 3pm.

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Any witnesses are asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101 quoting reference CAD 221 of May 17.

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