A KEEN cyclist who died after a collision was described as a “true friend to many” by his devastated family.
Mick Jordan, from Swinton, was found unconscious and injured when police responded to reports of a crash at Darfield last Tuesday.
The 71-year-old died of his injuries at Northern General Hospital three days later.
Wife Janice paid tribute, saying: “I've known Mick for 56 years when we met as teenagers.
“We have been married for 53 years, he has been a wonderful father and husband, always putting his family first.
“We have a son and a daughter, two amazing grandsons, a lovely son in law and daughter in law, who Mick has always been very proud of.
“We have all learned valuable life lessons from Mick, that he always followed himself. Mick was honest and kind and a true friend to many.”
Mick was a dedicated cyclist for more than 40 years and would average about 8,000 miles a year, Janice said.
“He was always very careful and considerate to other road users,” she added. “The whole family and everyone who knows Mick are devastated and will miss him dearly.”
Police are keen to trace the drivers of a white Ford Focus, a dark Hyundai i40 estate and a small dark-coloured Hyundai — possibly an i10 — who were travelling on Doncaster Road at about 10.15am last Tuesday, near Strawbridges’ Garden Centre.
A police spokesperson said: “Officers believe they may have vital information that can help with their investigation. Enquiries are continuing into how Mick came about his injuries.”
Anyone who can help is urged to call 101 and quote incident 319 of August 11.