Ride next Saturday in memory of 19-year-old Jake Gilmore killed in hit-and-run in Bath

Plans to remember cyclist come as police bail a 52-year-old man arrested for dangerous driving

by Sarah Barth   November 23, 2013  

Jake Gilmore (image courtesy Avon and Somerset Police:Gilmore family)

Bath cyclists are joining together for a ride in memory of Jake Gilmore, a teenage rider who died in a hit-and-run last weekend.

Next Saturday morning will see friends, family and concerned cyclists meeting at Kingsmead Square at 10am, before cycling the short distance to Midland Road Bridge, the spot where Jake was killed.

There, they will hold a one minute silence before laying flowers and lighting candles in rememberance of the barman at the Lamb and Lion pub in Lower Borough Walls.

Further details can be found on a Facebook page set up for the ride.

Jake was knocked off his bike a week ago and was found with serious head injuries at around 9.30pm.

The 19-year-old died at the Royal United Hospital the following day.
Following the discovery by police of an abandoned, damaged car at Royal Victoria Park, a 52-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, and has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

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