Cycling UK mourns the loss of a "cycling crusader"

Bryan Stout will be much missed by the UK's cycling community
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Cycling UK mourns the loss of a "cycling crusader"

Cycling UK's CEO Paul Tuohy pays tribute to Bryan Stout, a fellow club member and "cycling crusader" who was sadly killed last week while out riding his bike in Mallorca.

I knew Bryan as a fellow member of my cycling club Catford CC. To say he was a cycling crusader was an understatement. When I started working for Cycling UK, he reminded me of his volunteer work with LCC and invited me to cycling events as guest speaker. Bryan was quite simply the man I aspired to be for the health and vitality he showed and which he attributed entirely to cycling. I often joked with him saying that, "When I grow up, I want to be Bryan.".

Last week, aged 86 he left for his latest cycling holiday to join his son and friends in Mallorca, an island where he loved to ride in the sun. I was in awe of his lust for life and his gentlemanly manner. To have his long life snuffed out in such a tragic and shocking manner by a drugged and drunken driver in bright sunshine on a straight road is simply unbelievable.

Having nearly lost my own life two years ago in a road accident, this news resonates in a way I have no words to describe. Bryan exemplified everything that Cycling UK stands for and is trying to achieve for cycling. A member for 28 years, his life vocation and legacy will not be forgotten. He will be missed. 

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