TRIBUTE: ‘He was a man who worked hard and loved life’
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Officers attended a collision in Pandy Road, Bedwas at around 1pm on Saturday 25 September, where a 76-year-old cyclist was pronounced at the scene.
Officers attended a road traffic collision in Pandy Road, Bedwas at around 1pm on Saturday 25 September.
The collision involved a bicycle, a Ford Transit and two other vehicles – a Hyundai Tucson and a Vauxhall Vivaro – which were parked at the time.
The cyclist, a 76-year-old man from the Bedwas area, was pronounced dead at the scene. He can now be named as Michael Vernon Partridge.
His family has paid tribute with the following tribute:
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Michael Vernon Partridge, our beloved husband, father and grandfather, who died on Saturday 25 September.
“He was taken from us too early in tragic circumstances doing what he loved.
“Dedicated to his family, he loved his time with his grandchildren, often playing and teasing them into fits of laughter.
“He was also a devoted husband who loved the harbour in Weymouth, watching boats and listening to the ocean waves with wife Pamela.
“A former Llanwern steelworker, painter and decorator, he was a man who worked hard and loved life.
“His other passions were music – he was involved with Aber Valley Male Voice Choir for many years and until recently Caerphilly Male Voice Choir – and rugby, where he volunteered and was a committee member with Bedwas Rugby Club.
“The family has asked for understanding and privacy during this difficult time. We would like to thank everyone for their support.”
A 50-year-old man from Bedwas was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He has been released under investigation.
Enquiries are ongoing and we’re asking anyone who was in the Pandy Road in Bedwas between 12.45pm and 1.15pm to get in touch with us.
We’re appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision, who has not yet spoken with officers, to get in contact.
Any motorists who may have dashcam or CCTV footage of the area at the time of the collision is also urged to come forward.
Anybody with any information can contact us on 101, quoting reference number 2100338341. You can also contact us via direct message on Facebook or Twitter.
Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.