Tributes to keen cyclist Graeme Walton, 64, killed in A18 collision
TRIBUTES have been paid to "keen cyclist" Graeme Walton, 64, who died following a collision with a lorry on the A18 on Saturday.
As reported, the accident happened at around 9.40am on the A18 Barton Street in Barnoldby-le-Beck. As yet, the circumstances of the incident are not known.
The lorry driver, a 48-year-old local man, was uninjured.
Today, Mr Walton's long-term partner Gill Renney, who shared his home in Melton Ross, has paid tribute to him on behalf of his two grown-up children, Jennifer and Harry, adding they are all "devastated by this untimely loss".
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She said: "Graeme was originally from Bedford, had lived in various places around the country and had settled in Lincolnshire a decade ago.
"He was newly retired, having worked hard all his life, firstly as an engineer and then a project manager for a telecommunications company. He had looked forward to and was enjoying his retirement."
She revealed that he was a keen traveller – who had taken trips to destinations across the globe – and they had recently invested in a caravan, touring around the country together.
He also enjoyed spending time with his family, researching his genealogy and walking in the countryside.
Gill added: "He was a very keen cyclist for the last few years and was very fit and safety conscious. He had covered all the roads in Lincolnshire many times over, biking long distances up to five times a week."
Any witnesses to the crash are asked to call Humberside Police on 101, quoting log number 230.