UK Cycling Fatalities 2015

Further details on each case can be found in the casebook.

Fatalities occurring away from the highway are not included in these lists.

Fatalities involving collisions

NB: fatalities marked with a dagger (†) involved no motor vehicles; those marked with a double dagger (‡) involved no other vehicles or involved a parked vehicle; those marked with an asterisk (*) involved other exceptional factors. Dates given are dates of death, not dates of incident (the Casebook uses dates of incident); inclusion in 2015 list is by date of incident.

  1. Jamie Murray, 1 January, St Leonards, East Sussex.
  2. James Stephenson, 1 January, Bramshott, Hampshire.
  3. Karen Clayton, 4 January, Altrincham, Cheshire.
  4. Thomas Goodwin, 5 January, Colwall, Worcestershire.
  5. Andrew Wolfindale, 6 January, Tollbar Island, Coventry.
  6. Paul Miller, 8 January, Dorchester, Dorset.
  7. Unnamed man, 12 January, Golden Valley, Gloucestershire.
  8. Artur Ruszel, 13 January, Manchester.
  9. Robert Betteley, 13 January, Nantwich, Cheshire.
  10. Michele Cooper, 14 January, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (not confirmed as collision).
  11. Darren Schofield, 14 January, Tingley, West Yorkshire.
  12. Les Turnbull, 15 January, Washington, Tyne and Wear.
  13. James Gore, 18 January, Chilton Polden, Somerset.
  14. Stephanie Turner, 20 January, London.
  15. Akis Kollaros, 2 February, London.
  16. Clive Wright, 5 February, Downholland, Lancashire.
  17. Federica Baldassa, 6 February, London.
  18. Craig Armitage, 15 February, Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire.
  19. David Evans, 17 February, Gresford, Wrexham.
  20. Claire Hitier-Abadie, 19 February, London.
  21. David Christie, 26 February, Freuchie, Fife.
  22. Martin Leonard, 3 March, Catsfield, East Sussex.
  23. Alexander Clark, 6 March, Bolton-le-Sands, Lancashire.
  24. Tony Ashcroft, 14 March, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.
  25. Abdul Mahad, 25 March, Sheldon, West Midlands.
  26. Michael Beard, 25 March, Lincoln.
  27. Adam Jones, 26 March, Birmingham.
  28. Moira Gemmill, 9 April, London.
  29. Timothy Smith, 13 April, Grantham, Lincolnshire.
  30. John Bywater, 14 April, Liverpool.
  31. David Hearne, 21 April, Staffordshire.
  32. Sally Shalloe, 21 April, Nottingham.
  33. Nina Deasley, 23 April, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.
  34. Robin Wilson, 24 April, Boston, Lincolnshire.
  35. Unnamed woman, 24 April, Cullompton, Devon (collision with road sign).
  36. Robert Hinton, 27 April, Latton, Wiltshire (collision with stationary vehicle).
  37. Paul Maguire, 5 May, Tamworth, West Midlands.
  38. Roger Compton, 9 May, Winchfield, Hampshire.
  39. Mark Robinson, 14 May, Wigan.
  40. Dennis Dovey, 15 May, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire.
  41. Kian Gill, 15 May, Gilmorton, Leicestershire.
  42. Unnamed man, 18 May, Daventry, Northamptonshire.
  43. David Thomson, 22 May, Glasgow.
  44. Yvonne Wyeth, 28 May, Walton, Surrey.
  45. April Reeves, 28 May, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.
  46. Esther Hartsilver, 28 May, Camberwell, London.
  47. Mairead Boucherat, 30 May, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire.
  48. John Robinson, 7 June, Hardstoft, Derbyshire.
  49. Stanislaw Kasprzak, 10 June, West Bromwich.
  50. Dan Climance, 10 June, Purton, Wiltshire.
  51. Alan Cronin, 11 June, Rossett, Wrexham.
  52. Paul Dye, 16 June, Beeston St Andrew, Norfolk (collision with stationary vehicle).
  53. Jason Catley, 20 June, Grantham, Lincolnshire.
  54. Clifton James, 21 June, Harrow, London.
  55. Ying Tao, 22 June, Bank, London.
  56. Richard Pencott, 24 June, Harworth, Nottinghamshire.
  57. Douglas Gibson, 26 June, Market Weighton, East Yorkshire.
  58. Reginald Elliott, 27 June, Honiley, West Midlands.
  59. Mike Bloom, 30 June, Aston-le-Walls, Northamptonshire.
  60. Robert Dearing, 3 July, Marston, Nottinghamshire.
  61. George O’Hara, 9 July, Irvine, Ayrshire.
  62. Unnamed man, 10 July, Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire.
  63. Unnamed man, 11 July, Addlestone, Surrey.
  64. Patrick Williams, 14 July, Dockenfield, Hampshire.
  65. Stephen Lewis, 20 July, Combe Martin, Devon.
  66. Unnamed man, 22 July, Milton Common, Oxfordshire.
  67. George Ballard, 2 August, Dibbles Bridge, North Yorkshire.
  68. Zak Pople, 4 August, Bridgwater, Somerset.
  69. Lee Martin, 12 August, Bentley, Hampshire.
  70. Martin Prendergast, 14 August, Stoke-on-Trent.
  71. Elizabeth Potter, 15 August, Shaftesbury.
  72. Andrew Wilsea, 18 August, Leeds.
  73. David Ardron, 19 August, Bracknell, Surrey.
  74. *Richard Smith, 22 August, Shoreham, West Sussex.
  75. *Dylan Archer, 22 August, Shoreham, West Sussex.
  76. Jonathan Weatherley, 23 August, Twinstead, Essex.
  77. Frances Davies, 29 August, Clacton, Essex.
  78. Unnamed man, 5 September, Birmingham. (Circumstances unknown.)
  79. Roger Morris, 13 September, Corsham, Wiltshire.
  80. Unnamed man, 22 September, Bedford.
  81. Jodie Rogers, 25 September, Grimsby.
  82. Carl Sperrin, 25 September, Southport, Merseyside.
  83. Patrick McDonough, 5 October, Thwaite, North Yorkshire.
  84. Derek Cook, 8 October, Stowmarket, Suffolk.
  85. Antony Kimberley, 8 October, Water Orton, Warwickshire.
  86. Warren Trotman, 17 October, Lichfield, West Midlands.
  87. Michael Beeston, 18 October, Crewe.
  88. Elizabeth Hoare, 19 October, Exeter.
  89. Robert Henry, 19 October, Sheffield.
  90. Unnamed man, 26 October, Lancing, West Sussex.
  91. William Neill, 26 October, Staunton-in-the-Vale, Nottinghamshire.
  92. Ben Marshall, 1 November, Lincoln.
  93. Brooke Bagley, 2 November, West Calder, West Lothian.
  94. Robert Shaul, 3 November, Aust, Gloucestershire.
  95. Kit Pentlow, 4 November, Banbury, Oxfordshire.
  96. Unnamed man, 9 November, Fulham, London.
  97. Nicky Brinton, 11 November, Birmingham.
  98. Unnamed woman, 13 November, Bracknell, Berkshire.
  99. Walter Heighley, 17 November, Durham.
  100. Ronald Bousted, 24 November, Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire.
  101. Jane Herbert, 3 December, Cambridge.
  102. James Scott, 6 December, Pathhead, Midlothian.
  103. Nigel Flux, 29 December, Eastbourne, East Sussex.
  104. Anthony Woods, 1 January 2016 (collision 31 December 2015), Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

Other fatalities

  1. Andy Hunter, 5 January (“heart attack”)
  2. Unnamed man, 3 February (“collapsed at the side of the road”)
  3. Unnamed man, 22 July (“unexplained,” but “not believed to be any third party involvement“)
  4. Unnamed man, 30 July (“after allegedly collapsing”)
  5. Stephen Green, 2 August (“collapsed on the ascent of Leith Hill”)
  6. Unnamed man, 21 August (“collapsed”)
  7. Unnamed man, 19 October (“suffered a medical emergency”)
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