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Cyclist who died in Montpellier truck collision named as Robert Chaplin, 56

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: November 08, 2012

Scene of the fatal accident

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A CYCLIST who died following a collision with a truck at one of Cheltenham's busiest roundabouts has been named as Robert Chaplin.

The 56-year-old Cheltenham man, who was known as Bob, was knocked down at the junction of Lansdown Road and Montpellier Walk at 4pm on Friday.

He suffered serious injuries and died in Frenchay Hospital some 48 hours later.

It is believed he was unmarried, but had a son and brother.

His funeral will take place at Cheltenham Crematorium on Tuesday at 3.15pm.

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  • IsitJimKerr  |  November 08 2012, 12:50PM

    Condolences to all concerned. And Wiggo's accident proves that it can happen to anyone. We really have to put aside our divisions, cars vs bikes, vans vs cars, cars vs trucks. I drive a car and a van and cycle, and the potential accidents are ten times more while riding. Very sad accident, and again, my sincerest condolences to Robert's family.

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  • Matt1006  |  November 08 2012, 9:22AM

    Condolences to Mr. Chaplin's family & friends.

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