Bryan Stout: Thousands raised in memory of Stop Killing Cyclists campaigner who died in Mallorca crash

Chloe Chaplain
Killed: Bryan Stout died after colliding with a car in Mallorca: JustGiving

Thousands of pounds have been raised in memory of a well-loved cycle safety campaigner who was killed after being knocked off his bike in Mallorca.

Bryan Stout, a staunch supporter and member of the Stop Killing Cyclists group, died after colliding with a car whilst on a cycle ride near his Spanish home on April 18.

Mr Stout, described as a “true gentleman of the wheel”, was known in the London cycling community for his dedication to improving road safety.

Now his son and daughter are paying tribute to their father’s campaign work by raising money in aid of cycle safety charity Brake.

Supporter: Bryan Stout campaigned on a number of cycling issues in London (Facebook)

Alex Stout said his father did not want a funeral so he is asking for money ordinarily spent on flowers to be donated to the charity as a form of memorial.

And the JustGiving page has totted up more than £2,000 in a week.

“I think this is what he would have wanted, especially under the circumstances of his death,” Alex said. “I think it is very apt.”

Mr Stout, who was 86, was cycling along the main road between the towns of Arta and Alcudia when he was killed.

Bryan Stout: The cyclist was a supporter of Stop Killing Cyclists since it was founded in 2013 (Facebook)

He was hit by a car at around 2pm and, although an ambulance rushed to help, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Alex described his death as “tragic and ironic”.

“The reason I say ironic is because he was a relentless campaigner for road safety for cyclists,” he said.

“I have been told that he was struck from behind whilst cycling in a correct manner and I only take solace in the fact that he was doing something that he loved in a place he loved, cycling in the sun in Mallorca.”

Alex described his later father as “a man full of life with a passion for cycling and jazz”.

He said: “He loved to dance and even in his later years he would still be up there giving it his all.

“As for cycling I can't remember a time when there wasn't a bike around somewhere.”

As news of his death broke, fellow safety campaigners in the capital paid tribute to the “courteous and constructive campaigner”.

​Donnachadh McCarthy, co-founder of campaign group Stop Killing Cyclists, said he was “gutted” and added: “Bryan did not deserve to die from road violence. Nobody deserves to die from road violence.”

And Rowan Goodefellow Debonair, posted: “We lost another today. Completely gutted.

"The cycling community weeps tonight.”

The driver involved in the collision, a 48-year-old resident, was arrested after testing positive for alcohol and drugs, according to El Diario de Mallorca.

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