[messengers] Tributes paid after 'brilliant' cycle courier dies in crash with coach

Date: 8 Feb 2012 18:51:33 +0100
From: Joe Hendry <messvilleto@xxxxxxxxx>


Tributes paid after 'brilliant' cycle courier dies in crash
with coach
 
By Ross Lydall
 
London Evening Standard, Feb 8, 2012 
 
 
 
 
A cyclist killed in a collision with an airport coach has
been named as one of the most experienced bike couriers in London.
 
Henry Warwick, 61, died after being hit by a Terravision
bus, apparently as it turned left off Bishopsgate at about 1pm last Friday. The
driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving.
 
Hundreds of couriers and cyclists have paid online tributes
to Mr Warwick, a father of two from West Drayton, and a protest cycle in his
memory is planned to return to the crash site on Friday.
 
Ed Crocker, who worked with Mr Warwick at Rico Logistics
couriers in Tabernacle Street,
said: "He was absolutely brilliant, a fabulous guy to work with."
 
He said Mr Warwick would cycle about 100 miles a day.
"He cycled from West Drayton to central London and back every day. He would be here
about 7.30am. He would leave home at 6.30am and cycle along the A40. When he
finished here he would cycle to a gym in SW1 and do a work-out for about an
hour and then cycle home. He was incredibly fit." Mr Warwick also featured
in a video about the dangers of cycling in London.
 
On cyclists' websites, other riders paid tribute. Marc said:
"I've been a cyclist and a chauffeur in London for the last 16 years, and Henry has
been a permanent fixture in my life ever since. He was a great guy, and London's cycling scene is
missing one of its greats."
 
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