THE cyclist killed in a crash in Southampton last week has been named by police.

He was David Timothy Irving, 48, of Leigh Road, Wimborne, Dorset.

Around 8.45am, Monday, December 17, Mr Irving was cycling along Mountbatten Way when he was involved in a collision.

He was travelling to work as an IT consultant at Carnival Cruise Lines on West Quay Road.

The 48-year-old from Wimborne has been described by his family as: "kind, thoughtful and devoted to his long term partner and two beautiful daughters.

"He had a great sense of humour and a love of cycling, skiing and kayaking."

The driver of a white Ford Transit minibus, a 37-year-old man from West End, and the driver of a Mercedes Coupe, a 56-year-old from Fordingbridge, were both arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving. They were bailed until March 19, 2013.

Police continue to appeal for information from anyone who saw the collision or Mr Irving, who was wearing an orange-coloured jacket, before the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Road Death Investigation Team at Eastleigh, quoting Operation Ruddy, on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111

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