Huge numbers of tributes have followed the news of the sudden death of West London’s well known cycling champion, David Eales. David has been a passionate advocate for cycling and at the forefront of many local initiatives, including the Ealing Cycling Campaign and WLB member company London Bike Hub.
In 2011 David was voted Ealing’s ‘Local Hero’ on Ealing Today – an award which he humbly accepted on behalf of all the volunteers he worked alongside.
David got into cycling later in life on the advice of his doctor in a bid to help his back pain, and said it changed his life. Cycling became a real passion and he used it to help many men, women and children onto two wheels, building novice’s confidence with his gentle manner.
Ealing’s Council Leader Julian Bell, himself a keen cyclist said to Ealing Today:
Andrew Dakers, Chief Executive of West London Business said: