More information sought in to incident in which famous frame builder met his end while cycling with friends

West Sussex Police have re-issued a witness appeal in to the incident in which renowned frame builder, Cliff Shrubb died while out cycling with friends last month.

Mr Shrubb, 79, from Wallington in Surrey died on Saturday 31 May following a fall from his bike while out cycling with three friends. According to the police witness appeal the incident occurred in Church
Street, Rudgwick at 1.10pm. Mr Shrubb sustained a serious head injury in the fall and was pronounced dead at the scene.

PC Kelly Newton said: "We are still trying to find people who were in the area and could have seen or heard Mr Shrubb falling from his bike.

"We would also like to speak to anyone who may have seen the four friends cycling together in the minutes before the accident.

"There is nothing to suggest that anyone else was involved but we want to work out exactly what happened."

Cliff Shrubb made his name as a frame builder from the late 70s onwards when he made successful and innovative frames for numerous cycling stars including Sean Yates and Dave Le Grys for whom he made the bike on which Le Grys set the UK Paced Speed Record in 1985 - a mark only recently exceeded by Guy Martin.

Cliff Shrub - an appreciation, by Richard Hallett.

Anyone with information in to the incident in which Cliff Shrubb died should call 101 quoting Operation Foundry or email collision.appeal [at] sussex.pnn.police.uk

Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.