The founder and former owner of Denton's Cycles of Newcastle died on a group bike ride in the Lake District on Sunday. A pro rider in the 1970s, Davison had been living in the Lake District for two years.

Colin Davison dies riding

Davison, 57, was a contemporary of other North East bike trade figures and riders, Joe Waugh, Dave Yates and Paul Donohue.

He rode for the Ti-Raleigh team in the 1970s.

The former pro collapsed after a café stop, got back on his bike and rode for a short distance before collapsing again. An air ambulance airlifted him to Carlisle general hospital but he was found to be dead on arrival.

The funeral will be held at 12.30 on Monday at the West Road crematorium in Newcastle upon Tyne.

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