In Memory of Neil Turner

Cyclist Neil Turner was killed on Mitcham Road on 10 July 2012.

On 25 July, Croydon Cycling Campaign placed a ghost bike close to site of the crash at a memorial ceremony attended by Neil’s family, local cyclists,  former British cycling star and owner of De Ver Cycles Maurice Burton and family and Amy Aeron-Thomas and Sara Dowling from Roadpeace

Kristian  summed up the feelings of those assembled when he said that what had happened was not acceptable, and called for a 20mph limit to be put in place without delay.

Neil’s mother said a few words about her son, and it was evident that the family have been put through real emotional trauma following their tragic loss.

Those in attendance were then invited forward to add the final coat of paint to the ghost bike.

Neil's brother, Wayne, sprays the ghost bike memorial


Maurice Burton, who kindly donated the bike, adds his touch


as does our Emma


and BassJunkie Mark


a vital witness who saw exactly what happened is still being sought by the police


Would you let your child cycle to Lanfranc school along this road? It needs to be made safer.


The finished article, with Neil's dad in the background

Floral tributes laid by friends and family