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‘DEEPLY LOVED’: Family of St Albans cyclist share tributes to late father and husband

 Published on: 27th June 2024   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

The family of a keen cyclist who was killed in a collision in Bovingdon have said that he “touched the lives of many”.

Nigel Woodhead, from St Albans, was travelling along Bovingdon Green on his bicycle when he was involved in a collision.

In a tribute, Nigel’s wife and daughters said: “Nigel was a deeply loved husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend to many. It is impossible to come to terms with the sudden and tragic loss of such a caring, self-less, and intelligent man who was so full of life and excited about his future.

“We have been blown away by the outpouring of kind words about Nigel, who touched the lives of so many people with his wise words, attentive ears, and mischievous sense of humour.

“Cycling was one of Nigel’s favourite pastimes, which had been a passion of his for decades. Just the week prior to his death, he was proud to have completed a solo cycle of the Pennine Cycleway, a 350-mile trip which he completed in four days. He was aspiring to complete a cycle from John O’Groats to Land’s End in the not-so-distant future, which we are gutted he never got to achieve.

“However, Nigel’s greatest passion was us, his family. He was the best husband and father we could ever imagine, and he devoted his life to providing for us. We were an inseparable family unit, with a bond that transcends life and death.

“Nigel/dad, a life without you is unimaginable. If our love was enough to keep you here, you would have been here forever.”

The family have asked for their privacy to be respected at this sad and difficult time.

The collision took place on Bovingdon Green at around 11am on Friday, May 24, and anyone with information that could assist the ongoing investigation can report it online at, speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via the online web chat at or call the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference number 41/41220/24.

Alternatively, you can stay 100 per cent anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at

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