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Vigil in memory of cyclist and campaigner Mike Gough of Huntingdon

Please gather from 10pm and bring a candle, torch, or bicycle light.

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A candlelight vigil is to be held on Saturday 29 June at the Sebastopol Cannon on George Street in Huntingdon in honour of local cyclist and campaigner Mike Gough who was killed riding near this location in March 2024. The vigil is a chance for local people to pay their respects to Mike and stand together in memory of all victims of road crashes in Cambridgeshire and their families.

Attendees are invited to gather from 10pm and bring a candle, torch, or bicycle light.

At 10.30pm, some speeches and poetry will be read by Mike’s wife Hazel, other members of the family and supporters of Hunts Walking & Cycling group, of which Mike was a founding member. He was a passionate advocate for more cycle infrastructure and for safer streets for all road users.

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Mike Gough was the owner of Roadies Cycles in Hartford, Huntingdonshire, and much-loved by the community

Mike Gough was the owner of Roadies Cycles in Hartford, Huntingdonshire, and much-loved by the community

Those attending are encouraged to walk or cycle if they are able to do so, but if you are driving to the vigil free car parking is available in the council car parks in Huntingdon town centre and at Mill Common, a five-minute walk away.

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Mike’s family – Hazel, Ben, Kim, and Rachel – has selected Cycling UK as the chosen charity if anyone would like to make a donation in Mike’s memory.

You can also leave a tribute to Mike and view some photographs and happy memories of Mike with his family on the Co-Op Funeralcare website via

https://www.centralcoop.co.uk/funeralcare/tributes/funeral-details?tribute=michael-trevor-gough

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  • Hunts Walking & Cycling Group is a volunteer-run community group campaigning to make walking and cycling in Huntingdonshire safe, convenient, and accessible for everyone. They have over 2,000 members of their Facebook group at com/HuntsWalkCycle
  • Camcycle, a local charity with over 1,700 members, works for more, better, and safer cycling for all ages and abilities in and around Cambridge. www.camcycle.org.uk

 

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