Cyclist killed in collision with coach had been due to marry

Graham Shaw

Graham Shaw - Credit: Archant

A 29-year-old cyclist who died in a collision near Sutton in December had been due to marry his long-term partner.

Graham Shaw, of Kestrel Close, Hartford, was cycling between Sutton and Earith on December 16 when he was in collision with a coach.

He was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, by ambulance for treatment but later died.

This week, his family paid tribute to a “kind, considerate and loving” man and revealed that he had been due to marry his childhood sweetheart in October.

The family said: “Graham was a much loved partner, son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, friend and colleague.

“He was a man who was calm, kind, considerate, loving, intelligent, modest and hardworking, who was responsible, conscientious and committed to meeting his obligations and a man who truly loved and treasured his life with his childhood sweetheart.”

Graham was an accomplished skater and enjoyed cycling, sailing, kayaking as well as animals.

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His family said: “Graham and his partner of 13 years, who he was due to marry in October of this year, shared their home with their two Burmese cats. Graham loved cats, having had them in his family all his life and he enjoyed training them.

“Graham was extremely good with animals. His laid back persona lent itself to being patient, calm and confident with them.”

The 29-year-old had worked at Sainsbury’s, DHL and Fortnum & Mason before settling into a role at iForce – a logistics and software company based in Sutton.