Family pay tribute to Twinstead cycling enthusiast

Jonathan Weatherley, 43, who died in a cycling accident in August. ANL-150209-141137001
Jonathan Weatherley, 43, who died in a cycling accident in August. ANL-150209-141137001

The family of cyclist Jonathan Weatherley who died in an accident in Twinstead recently have been paying tribute to him.

Mr Weatherley, 43, from Sible Hedingham was described as “dearly loved and cherished”.

The Cycle Club Sudbury member is believed to have lost control of his road bike in Lorkin’s Lane on Sunday, August 23.

He was found by a member of the public at about 3.40pm but died at the scene, despite the efforts of paramedics and the air ambulance.

His family said: “Jonathan was a dearly-loved and cherished son, brother, uncle, nephew and cousin, and was a kind and supportive friend to everyone that knew him.

“He was a qualified architect who specialised in period and listed properties.

“However, Jonathan’s greatest passion and love was cycling, which gave him a great appreciation of the surrounding countryside and wildlife.

“As an active member of Cycle Club Sudbury, he last year broke most of their long-standing time trial records and was their rider of the year.

“Outside of cycling, he had a wide ranging variety of hobbies and interests, including photography, music, travel and literature.

“He particularly loved Italy for its art and architecture, but especially its cuisine and way of life.”

The police said Mr Weatherley’s family would like to thank everyone for the kind support they have received at this very difficult and tragic time.

Anyone who saw Mr Weatherley in Lorkin’s Lane between 3pm and 3.30pm is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or email collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk.