Cyclist killed in Holloway remembered by family and friends

Family and friends of tragic cyclist Samuel Harding descended on the spot where he was killed to pay tribute to him yesterday (Wednesday).

More than 70 people gathered in Holloway Road, Holloway, to remember the 25-year-old, including his father Keith.

Cyclists who did not know Mr Harding also attended to pay their respects.

Chris Ashby, of Islington Cyclists Action Group, which organised the event, was stunned by the turnout after word spread on social networking websites such as Twitter.

He said: “It was very emotional. There were lots of family and friends. His father gave a moving speech about how much he loved and cared for his son and how proud of him he was. It was a bit overwhelming.

“We weren’t expecting his family and friends to be there, but people were tweeting all over the place.”

Mr Harding, who lived in Crouch End, was killed in a collision with an open car door and a single-decker bus on Saturday.

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His father’s speech was followed by a minute’s silence, ended with the ringing of a bicycle bell.