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'Ghost bike' at death crash spot


White bike appears as a memorial

A so-called "ghost bike" has appeared in Bristol as a tribute to a cyclist who died in January.

Nicholas Abraham, the 29-year-old son of the city's former lord mayor Peter Abraham, was hit by a car and killed on the A4, Portway.

The bike, spray-painted white, has been chained up near the accident site.

Ghost bikes, which first appeared in the US in 2003, commemorate the dead as well as drawing attention to the dangers on the roads.

An old bike is stripped down so it is left with no pedals, chain or brake cables. The frame is then sprayed white and chained to railings or a lamp post.

Mr Abraham said he was very touched by the tribute to his son.

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