Club mates of popular Elland cyclist Darren Speight rename hill ride in his honour

Club mates of a cyclist who died after an accident in Elland have renamed an annual hill climb in his honour.

By sarah fitton
Thursday, 12th September 2019, 12:26 pm
Darren Speight
Darren Speight

The event at Scammonden Reservior will now be known as The Daz Speight Memorial Hill Climb, in memory of much-missed 3RT Cycling member Darren Speight.

Mr Speight, a father-of-two from Elland, died in hospital following an accident on Lower Edge Road in August.

He was almost home from a training ride when his bike and a motorbike were involved in a collision.

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His friends and loved ones will celebrate his life at this year’s event, which takes place on Sunday September 15, and are inviting even non-cyclists to attend and watch.

Chris Iredale, a close friend of Mr Speight, said the club hope the ride and other events will raise money for a trust fund for Mr Speight’s young daughters, Mia and Millie.

Tributes have flooded in for the popular 43-year-old, who was a self-employed flooring contractor, and an online fundraising page has already collected over £22,000.

To donate to the collection, visit