The families of Ross and Clare Simons have released a short statement following their tragic loss of life .
They said, "Both of our families are completely devastated by the tragic events that took Ross and Clare from us.
A very special couple have been taken from us and we have no words to describe our loss. We would all appreciate it if our privacy was respected at this difficult time in order for us to grieve as a family".
A vigil to remember a couple who were knocked off their tandem near Bristol was held today, a week after their deaths.
Police said a car struck and killed the cyclists - a man and a woman - before the driver fled the scene of the crash in Bristol.