The marshal who died near Llandudno during last weekend’s Cape Town Cycle Tour was a member of the Helderberg Sunrise Rotary Club.
While not all details were available, Jeremy Glover, 71, was apparently struck by a cyclist on an S-bend after the Llandudno turn-off on Sunday morning, March 11.
He died in hospital later in the afternoon.
Helderberg Sunrise Rotary president, Casper Kruger, said on the club’s website that Mr Glover’s two sons had been informed of his death, and were travelling to South Af- rica.
“While we mourn this tragic loss, let us stand together and assist the family where we can,” he said.
According to his Rotary biography, Mr Glover was born on March 3 1947 in Singapore. He was educated at boarding school in the UK, before joining the Sandhurst Military Academy. In 1967, he joined the Royal Artillery and later was part of the British Mili- tary Training Team in Zimbabwe.
After taking early retirement, he and wife, Caro, built a photographic safari camp in the Gwaai Valley new Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park.
In 2003, the couple moved to South Africa. Following Caro’s death in 2011, he took up bowling with the Gordon’s Bay Bowling Club and joined Helderberg Rotary, in addition to becoming involved in the administration of his local Anglican church.
Cycle Tour spokesman, David Bellairs, said Rotary marshals had always been an integral part of the tour.
“Most of them work alongside us year after year in a voluntary capacity. They are part of the Cycle Tour family, as are our riders, and we are deeply saddened by this news. We ask for respect for the family’s privacy at this time,” he said.
Two cyclists were killed on this year’s tour. Just before 9am on the M3 southbound a group of 20 cyclists were involved in a pile-up, and one cyclist succumbed to the injuries he sustained in this incident. Another man died of a suspected heart attack at Smitswinkel Bay at 10.22am.
“For the vast majority of our cyclists and those working behind the scenes, the 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour reached a successful culmination after months of hard work. But three families are in mourning for the three lives lost on the route this year,” Mr Bellairs said.
“I want to assure everyone that all measures are taken to ensure participants’ and marshals’ safety on the route. In my 28 years working on the Cycle Tour, there have been only two trauma-related deaths on the day of the Cycle Tour. Our hearts and prayers are with the families at this very sad time. We have extended our most sincere condo- lences.”