Lancashire

Tributes to Barnoldswick hit-and-run death cyclist

Michael Isherwood
Image caption Michael Isherwood was found at the side of Kelbrook Road

A cyclist who died in a suspected hit-and-run crash in Lancashire was a "joy to be around", his family said.

Michael Isherwood, 36, from Barnoldswick, was found next to his bicycle on Kelbrook Road in Salterforth near the town on Monday morning.

He was airlifted to the Royal Blackburn Hospital but later died.

A 46-year-old man from Hyde, Greater Manchester, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, police said.

He is being questioned by officers at Burnley Police Station.

Mr Isherwood's parents, Ken and Ivy Isherwood, said he was "a wonderful son, brother and friend".

"He was kind, thoughtful and generous with his time, always ready to do anything for anyone. He worked hard and took real pride in his job, which he loved," they said in a statement.

"Michael loved life and was enthusiastic about so many things. He loved being outdoors and was a gifted runner and cyclist.

"Above all, he loved spending time relaxing with his friends and family. He always had so much energy and it was a joy to be around him.

"Michael was well loved by everyone who knew him and so many people will be devastated by his loss.

"We are lucky to have so many wonderful memories of him - his life was short, but he lived every minute of it to the full."

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