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Family pay tribute to Suffolk cycling 'inspiration' Leonard Finch

Leonard Finch. Credit: Family picture

The family of an 86-year-old cycling fanatic who died while out on his bike in Suffolk have paid tribute to him.

Leonard Finch was a founding member of Cycle Club Sudbury and his family said he was "still breaking records into his 80s".

He died in Lavenham Road, Great Waldingfield, yesterday. Police say it may have been the result of a collision - but are continuing to investigate.

The family of Mr Finch, from Chilton, near Sudbury, said he was "truly one of the greats".

"Len was always a great help and inspiration to all of us. He was a founding member of Cycle Club Sudbury and an honouree member. He was always cheerful and friendly and would do anything for anyone - provided it was to do with cycling!

"Leonard lived for his cycling, he raced throughout his life and was still breaking records into his 80s. He was truly one of the greats.

"RIP Leonard - you will be missed."

– Family of Leonard Finch