Tributes have been flooding in to well-loved Brighouse stalwart Trevor Lever.
The 70-year-old died on Thursday night on his way home from the Valley of Lights parade in Mytholmroyd. He came off his bike along the A58 Godley Lane just after midnight, suffering serious head injuries. A police investigation is ongoing into the cause of the accident.
A keen cyclist, Mr Lever was a member of the Condor Road Club and would also ride with Halifax Imperial Wheelers Cycling Club.
His wife Doreen said: “Family really was so important to him. He was strong, reliable and just always there for everybody. He was a great listener and thoughtful. A real mentor to many and just a great guy. He lived his life to the full and made every moment count.
“On Thursday night he was doing what he wanted to do. And whatever happened to him we know he didn’t suffer.”
Mr Lever had lived in Brighouse most of his life, working in textiles. He set up Avocet Dye and Cehmical Co Ltd, was president of the Guild of Technical Dyers and was involved in the 3Bs group in the town.
He was also financial director of Bailiff Bridge Community Centre committee. The Christmas light switch-on was due to take place at the community centre on Friday but was cancelled in his honour.
Mr Lever also did a lot of charity work and would often take part in marathons to raise money.
Mr Lever also leaves daughter Janette, 43, son Michael, 46 and granddaughter Lauren, 14.
The service and cremation will take place on Wednesday at 12.45pm at Park Wood Crematorium.
Witnesses to the accident should contact 01924 293047