Cycling club launches fundraiser for family of member killed in crash

Darren Speight had been in a coma since collision with motorbike at the start of the month

A Yorkshire cycling club has launched a fundraiser for the family of a member who was killed in a bike crash. 41-year-old Darren Speight from Elland was left in a coma after being involved in a collision with a motorcyclist on August 4, but died from his injuries yesterday evening.

Speight was riding home along Lower Edge Road in Elland at 10.23pm when he was involved in a collision with a motorcyclist heading in the opposite direction.

He was rushed to Leeds General Infirmary where he remained in a coma until his death.

Police are appealing for anyone with information about the incident to call them on 101.

Earlier today, Speight’s 3RT Cycling Club in Brighouse tweeted:

The club had previously set up a Just Giving page to support the self-employed flooring contractor and his two daughters – 11-year-old Mia and 13-year-old Millie.

The page has so far raised almost £20,000.

Speaking before his death, Chris Iredale, one of Speight’s close friends and fellow member of 3RT told the Halifax Courier: “He is always the first to help anyone out and always puts other people first.

“Darren is very well known. That’s one of the things that his family didn’t realise – how well known and well-loved he is.”

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