Cycling fanatic Norman Keat was honoured at his funeral by mourners who turned up wearing – LYCRA.
Friends shunned traditional black and wore tight-fitting spandex at the request of his family.
The 72-year-old was a lifelong cyclist who was always happiest wearing his lycra cycling shorts and jacket.
Norman, of Corsham, Wilts., died earlier this month from a short illness after a heart operation.
His son Robert, 41, said: ”He had a hell of a lot of friends who were cyclists and that is often how he was seen, in his cycling gear.
”Cycling got him out of the house. He was miserable if he was ever sat still.
”He used to love getting out there and he would think nothing of riding his bike in the middle of winter, it wouldn’t matter to him.”
Mr Keat had been a member of Bath Cycling Club since 1980.
The father-of-three’s funeral was held at St Patrick’s Church, Corsham, Wiltshire, on Thursday (14/4).
He is survived by his wife Anne, along with his three children and seven grandchildren.
Anne said: “Cycling was a huge part of their lives and he has got my sons into it, too.”