Ex-Southampton lecturer Mark Brummell remembered

Lindsi Bluemel Southampton Cycling Campaign secretary Lindsi Bluemel described Mark Blummel as "a genius"

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A bike ride has been held in memory of a Hampshire scientist and bike safety campaigner who died following a crash.

Friend and relatives cycled from Freemantle, Southampton, to East Boldre earlier, in tribute to Mark Brummell.

The former University of Southampton lecturer died after his bike was hit by a Renault Megane at Ipley in the New Forest, on 28 May last year.

The bike ride was organised by Southampton Cycling Campaign, which Mr Brummel was an active member of.

Cyclists rode from outside The Wellington Arms pub in Freemantle where Mr Brummel, from Southampton, was a regular.

'A genius'

It followed a route he would have regularly ridden towards the Turf Cutters Arms in East Boldre.

Mr Brummel spent much of his time maintaining and restoring bicycles, after taking early retirement from the physics department of the University of Southampton on ill-health grounds.

Lindsi Bluemel, secretary of Southampton Cycling Campaign, said: "He was a genius, there's no other word for it, he was absolutely unique and a genius and what he couldn't do with a bicycle couldn't be done."

Ms Bluemel urged drivers to be more considerate towards cyclists.

"I would like to say to drivers please look out for cyclists, take care for cyclists and actually every cyclist on the road is one car less, and if we were all in cars you would certainly notice the congestion," she added.

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