RELATIVES of cyclist Mark Robinson, who was tragically killed following a collision with a car, have said “he had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone”.
The 34-year-old was travelling on Robin Park Road when he was struck by a blue Mazda at around 4.40pm on Thursday May 14. The North West air ambulance was called to the scene as the road was shut off for five hours.
In a statement, Mark’s family said: “Mark was a number one son and a mate. He was a happy go lucky lad who never had a bad word to say about anybody. He had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone.
“His sisters describe him as the best brother anyone could ask for and a brilliant uncle who was much loved by his nephews and nieces.
“He was a hard worker who cycled to and from his place of work in Wigan each day. He would call at his nan and grandad’s house every day on his way home from work and every day he would say: ‘Make us an egg butty, nan.’
“He was a big football fan and followed both Wigan Athletic and Manchester United.
“He was much loved by all the family and will be greatly missed by us all.”
As the news spread of the tragedy last week, tributes poured in on social media while flowers were left at the scene as well as a photo of Mr Robinson.
Megan Blyth wrote on the Wigan Today Facebook page: “Rip mark lad such a lovely lad gone far too early! Enjoyed the little time I spent with you and your mates and girlfriend. You’ll be missed lad by loads! Fly high.”
Danielle Teri Liptrot added: “R.I.P Mark you never know what’s coming round the corner it’s such a shame. Thoughts go out to your family and friends.”
At the scene, outside Wigan police station, flowers were left with the message: “RIP Mark. You will be missed but not forgotten. Take care Mark, lots of love from Uncle Ray and all the family.”