Video: Incredible scenes at funeral of Irish cyclist Gavin Moore

Posted on: July 15th, 2017

Incredible scenes at funeral of cyclist Gavin Moore

Bikes lay abandoned all over as hundreds of cyclists gather around the graveside of Gavin Moore.

 

Incredible scenes at funeral of cyclist Gavin Moore

 

There were incredible scenes at the funeral today of Gavin Moore, the Northern Irish cyclist killed when he was hit by a car this week.

A huge number of cyclists turned out to accompany Gavin on the final journey to his resting place.

The front escort comprised of Gavin’s friends from his club North Down CC. They rode in two columns on each side of the hearse carrying his remains.

And in a very, very long line behind the hearse, hundreds of riders followed in silence.

As the video below shows, it was a truly spectacular tribute to a man whose life and death out training touched many.

 

Cyclists, the vast majority of whom were wearing their club colours, came from all over the North and the Republic.

They gave Gavin a spectacular send-off of which they, and North Down CC, can be proud.

And hopefully the unprecedented scale of the tribute will be some comfort to Gavin’s family in time.

He was a hugely popular figure in the cycling community and his death last Tuesday shocked cyclists across the country.

The collision that took the life of the 40-year-old father of two occurred just before 2pm in Co Down; on the Ards to Bangor road.

 

Incredible scenes at funeral of cyclist Gavin Moore

Incredible scenes at funeral of cyclist Gavin Moore

Incredible scenes at funeral of cyclist Gavin Moore

 

Gavin was with three club mates at the time, wearing their trademark pink fluorescent North Down CC kit, when they were hit from behind.

Two of the cyclists Gavin was with were injured, one very seriously. And while Gavin was taken to Royal Victoria Hospital from the scene, he sadly died.

Gavin’s funeral service took place today, Saturday 15th, in Hamilton Road, Presbyterian Church, Bangor.

The videos above and below are reproduced here with permission from Fiona Simpson and Matthew Williamson.

And the photographs are courtesy of Toby Watson and the lads at The Belgium Project.

 

 

Incredible scenes at funeral of cyclist Gavin Moore

Incredible scenes at funeral of cyclist Gavin Moore

Incredible scenes at funeral of cyclist Gavin Moore

Incredible scenes at funeral of cyclist Gavin Moore

 

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