THE partner of a Sandbach man who died in a road accident has spoken out to thank the people who battled to save him.
Ron Roby was cycling to his work in Burslem on the main Newcastle Road at Betchton on Tuesday last week when he was involved in a collision with a silver BMW car driven by a 25-year-old man.
The car driver escaped uninjured but Mr Roby, 42, died at the accident blackspot.
His partner of four years, Jackie Armstrong, 37, of Cross Lane, Sandbach, said: 'I can't thank the people who tried to help him enough. Unfortunately, I can't speak to them directly because of the police investigation.'
Miss Armstrong, who works at Cottage Dental Practice in Sandbach, added: 'At the moment it is as much as I can handle that Ron died and I don't want to think about anything else.
'More often than not Ron would go to work in the car but I had the car because I was working away.
'He couldn't use our other car because we had let the insurance lapse so he said he would go on his bike.'
The couple, who met through work four years ago, had been on a romantic break to Dublin a week before the accident.
Mr Roby, who had two children from a previous relationship, had been in the British Gymnastics Team after leaving school in Liverpool, and then taught gymnastics to children.
He had hopes of opening a guitar shop in Sandbach.
His funeral will be held at Springwood Crematorium in Liverpool. Peter Forshaw Funeral Directors in Sandbach is making the arrangements and a date is yet to be set.