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Cyclists honour alleged road rage victim at funeral

Cyclists held their front wheels aloft as Don Lock's coffin was carried through to the service. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Cyclists led a procession and formed a special guard of honour in tribute to the life of great-grandfather Don Lock, who was stabbed to death in an alleged road rage attack.

The keen amateur rider, 79, died after the incident which followed a collision involving his car and another vehicle last month in Findon, West Sussex.

Mr Lock, who recently was given the all-clear from prostate cancer, leaves a wife, two children, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Credit: Sussex Police

Members of the Worthing Excelsior Cycling Club, of which Mr Lock had been a member for 50 years, gave his coffin a mass escort as it made its way to Worthing Crematorium from Broadwater Green.

The cyclists formed an arch with the front wheels of their bikes as the coffin was carried into the chapel.

The hearse carrying Mr Lock's coffin followed behind the procession of cyclists. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Mourners were encouraged to wear the cycling club colours of dark blue, light blue and white, which also matched Mr Lock's beloved football club, Brighton and Home Albion.

His fellow members paid fulsome tribute to a club "legend" and "amazing human being".

Don was a truly talented rider holding many club records and trophies during his outstanding and long racing career, he was still winning events up to 2010.

He won many local events and also featured at national level always proudly wearing the colours of his beloved Worthing Excelsior.

– Worthing Excelsior Cycling Club

A keen traveller, Mr Lock had been looking forward to a cruise with Maureen, his wife of 55 years, next month.

Dozens of members of the Worthing Excelsior Cycling Club turned out for the ride, with donations from the event benefiting the Help for Heroes charity. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Mr Lock's son, Andrew, said his father was "full of wisdom, full of wit, always calm".

Matthew Daley, 34, of Worthing, has been charged with murder and possession of a knife in a public place in connection with Mr Lock's death.

The procession of cyclists received a police escort as the coffin travelled from Broadwater Green to Worthing Crematorium. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire
The colours of the Worthing Excelsior Cycling Club and Brighton and Hove Albion were seen on the scarves that adorned his coffin. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire