The daughter of a cycling enthusiast has said she had been “robbed” of her father after he was killed in tragic accident with a car.
David Thomson, 67, originally from Ardler, in Dundee, was cycling home when he was sent flying over his handlebars after a car door opened in front of him.
The pensioner tried to swerve, but was unable to react in time and struck the door, landing head-first on the road.
The accident happened on Keppochill Road in Glasgow.
He was rushed to Glasgow Royal Infirmary and then transferred to the Southern General Hospital, but he died just two days later.
His grieving daughter Becky, 30, who lives in Dundee’s Menzieshill, paid tribute to the father-of-two.
The children’s nurse said: “My dad had been out for a coffee and was cycling home at about 7.50pm on May 20 when a man opened his car door without looking. My dad had to swerve, but he flew over the handlebars.
“Ultimately, a silly, silly mistake has taken his life.
“He had so much experience and we’ve been robbed of a dad and also a grandad for my six-month-old daughter Daisy.”
David was an avid Dundee United fan and had a season ticket for the Tannadice side despite living in Glasgow.
He worked for years as a youth and community worker with the YMCA and had moved to the west coast to take up a similar role.
Becky said: “I was looking through his Facebook and a few years ago he had a near miss with a car.
“In the post he said he would rather die on his bike than in his bed and I suppose he did in the end.
“His last memory would have been on his bike.
“It’s just unbelievable that he was a man who cycled the Alps and went on cycling holidays every year, yet he died just five minutes away from his home.
“He was such a kind, generous and happy person, so the funeral will be a real celebration of his life.
“He donated his organs and spent five years travelling back and forward to Carnoustie to look after my mum when she had Alzheimer’s that sums up the type of person he was.”