Cyclists Ride To Celebrate Life Of Popular Beckenham Man

More than 180 people got on their bikes in remembrance of Beckenham man Paul Skelly who died suddenly when cycling last week.

Skelly 52, as he was known to his friends, was a former chairman of the Beckenham Rugby Club having been involved for over 30 years, as well as the  founder of their cycling club.

Everyone from experienced to complete novice cyclists completed a 4.5 mile route around Beckenham to remember their friend by doing what he loved.

 Siobhan Carroll, a spokesperson said: "People who haven't been on their bikes for 10 or 15 years, everyone rallied around.

 "There were 180 people that got on their bikes and shared the celebration.

"When the numbers started increasing we decided to make it accessible so all capabilities were welcome.

"He would have wanted nobody left out."

She said: “He would say, 'Don't think about it, just go out and do it. You will never know unless you try and the satisfaction of completing a challenge is extraordinary.'

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