The family of a cyclist killed in a collision near Fletching have paid tribute to him.

Cian Burke, who was 52, of London Road in Cuckfield, sustained fatal injuries.

The collision involved a tractor, travelling in the opposite direction.

The crash happened in Daleham Lane, Splayne’s Green, at 6.30pm on Saturday (19 May).

Despite the best efforts of paramedics and witnesses he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The following tribute has been issued on behalf of Cian’s family:

“It is with enormous sadness that we have to announce the tragic death of Cian Burke.

“Cian was killed in a road accident on Saturday evening while out cycling with his son Tom and a friend.

“He leaves his wife Jane and his three children, Alice, Anna and Tom.

“Born in Maldon in Essex in 1965, Cian was a graduate of Cardiff University.

“He had a distinguished career at HSBC starting in 1995, where he could indulge his love of world travel, including a posting in Sydney, becoming Head of Securities Services in London in 2014.

“Among his many interests and hobbies, he was a keen golfer and cyclist.

“He was passionate about cooking, rugby, music and his own special brand of singing.

“Most of all he loved his family, his friends and his work colleagues.

“He will be hugely missed by all.

“We would ask that people respect our privacy in this most difficult time and particularly to refrain from posting comments on social media.

“We would also like to thank our many friends and family that have already offered their love and support.”

Family pays tribute to cyclist who died in Fletching collision
Cian Burke, 52, of London Road in Cuckfield.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to report it online or phone 101, quoting Operation Harbury.