‘Devastated’ family pay tribute to Rugby cyclist

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THE family of Ken Rushall have paid tribute to the cyclist who died earlier this week.

Ken, 82, of Morson Crescent, Rugby, died at the scene of the collision involving his bike and a lorry near Rugby on Tuesday.

Speaking on behalf of the family, Ken’s son, Mark Rushall, said: “Dad was enormously loved and respected, not only by us, but also by his wider family of cyclists and sailors.

“We are devastated to lose Dad in this way, but we are also extremely proud that at 82 he was supremely fit, doing the sport he loved and cycling more competitive times than when he was in his twenties.

“As a close family friend has said to us, Ken was one of life’s beautiful eccentrics who carried on doing what he enjoyed right to the end. He was never going to end life in the an old folks home watching life go by.”