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Memorial ride for tragic cyclist
Jason MacIntyre
Jason MacIntyre's funeral took place on Wednesday
A memorial bike ride has taken place for the champion cyclist Jason MacIntyre.

The 34-year-old was killed earlier this month after a collision with a van while he was training on the A82 near Fort William.

About 70 people came from across Scotland to take part in the 25-mile event in the Highlands.

The group cycled to the scene of the accident, where they observed a minute's silence.

The location, known locally as Cars Corner, has become a makeshift shrine to Mr MacIntyre, with jerseys and other articles on display.

His widow, Caroline, was there to thank those who took part.

It was a chance for us to pay a moment of respect
Donald Paterson
Event organiser

Donald Paterson, who had been a training partner of Mr MacIntyre, organised the event.

He said: "It went very well and there was a good turnout, especially considering there has been bad weather.

"Jason's dad said a few words and a few of the boys laid some jerseys.

"It was a chance for us to pay a moment of respect."

Mr MacIntyre, who was a triple British and Scottish time trial champion, had been hoping to make the British Olympic team.

His death on 16 January came a day after he had been given funding to train for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

He lived in Fort William with his wife and nine-year-old twin girls.

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