Tributes paid to cyclist Iain Wightman
TRIBUTES have been paid to a 'popular' teenage cyclist killed in a crash on the outskirts of the capital earlier this week.
Iain Wightman, 18, collided with a Land Rover between Dalmeny and Kirkliston on Monday and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Floral tributes and messages of condolence have been laid at the roadside close to the junction where the incident happened.
In a statement, his family said: “Iain was a wonderful, wonderful boy, much loved and missed by his brother Colin, sister Katie and Mum and Dad.
“He wanted to train to be an Olympic cyclist and was a great rugby player.
“He is a great loss in our lives and will never be forgotten by those that knew him and we wish he was back with us.”
Police are appealing for any witnesses to the crash at the junction of Standingstane Road, which connects to the National Cycle Network, and is a popular route for cyclists.
The road was cordoned off on Monday while officers carried out investigations at the scene.
The incident happened on Standingstane Road at its junction with Burnshot Road at around 10.30am.
Police said investigations into the incident were continuing.
A spokesman for the force said: “A silver Land Rover Discovery travelling from Kirkliston on Burnshot Road was involved in a collision with a cyclist who was travelling from the Dalmeny direction. Sadly, as a result, the 18-year-old male cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.”