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Family tribute to A91 crash death cyclist Alistair Speed

The family of a cyclist who died after being hit by a car in Fife have spoken of their "heartbreak".

In a statement, they said Alistair Speed, 49, from Glenrothes, had a "heart of gold" and would leave a "huge void" in their lives.

He was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision on the A91 between Strathmiglo and Gateside last Thursday.

Police are still investigating the crash, which also involved a Vauxhall Corsa, and are appealing for witnesses.

'Deeply devastated'

Mr Speed's family said they were "heartbroken" by his death.

"He had a 'heart of gold' and his passing has left a huge void that will never be filled," he said.

"He had been a keen cycle racer since the age of 12 and was a long-standing member of the Fife Century Road Club.

"His partner Sue, parents Margaret and Archie, sister Mhairi and her family are deeply devastated by their loss."

Mr Speed had followed his father Archie into cycling, and had been a lifelong member of the Fife Century Road Club.

"The family is deeply touched by the messages of condolence received by the cycling community throughout Scotland," they added.

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