RIP Dave Astles

We had some really sad news in the cycling club today. Whilst out on the Wednesday club run today (21st December 2011), Dave Astles passed away. He suffered a heart attack on his bike.

Dave was a great guy, loved by everyone. A great cyclist who won the TLI National Circuit Championships last year in addition to other palmares from over the years.

As a founding member of Weaver Valley Cycling Club, he was a great storyteller. My favourite was his stories about Paul Sherwen being part of the club as a youngster.

He was a keen Manchester City fan and was looking forward to them winning the league!

There is a fantastic article on LVRC about Dave - http://lvrc.org/latest_news.asp.

A truely great gentleman who will be sadly missed.

2 comments:

Jed said...

Well said Woody, he was a true gent and we'll all miss him.
Jed

Woody said...

Thanks Jed, went out for a long ride today and just kept thinking about him all the way round. Really shocking.

Hope you are ok and all ready for Christmas!