THE devastated family of a cyclist from Tividale who was killed in a crash have paid tribute to the fun-loving dad who "lived life to the full."

Martyn Gall died after he was hit by a car on the A441 at Alvechurch, in Worcestershire, just before 8am on Saturday, November 14.

The second cyclist, in his 30s, who was also hit in the crash, remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Mr Gall, aged 41, who died at the QE Hospital, leaves wife Diane and daughters Olivia and Heather.

His family said he was a loving husband, dad, son, brother and friend who always encouraged and supported everyone.

They said: “We are completely devastated by the loss of Martyn and we are finding it so hard to understand why he isn’t with us anymore.

“He would always make time for people, and was an inspiration and rock to so many of us; he cared and had a hugely positive impact on people’s lives with an amazing ability to bring the best out in everyone.

“Martyn loved live music and going to gigs, as well as his passion for cycling that he dedicated time to becoming a good rider.

"He lived life to the full, completing an iron man event, Land’s End to John o’ Groats and Paris-Brest-Paris long distance cycling event.

“He was truly one of a kind and would go to the ends of the earth to help, especially his daughters and family. He was not only a dad but a best friend to his girls.

"He was someone who never judged and welcomed everyone in with open arms. He kept up with all the trends but never changed for anyone, and was himself all day every day surrounding himself with people who accepted and embraced him, and some even followed along with some of his unique choices when it came to fashion and life.

"His zest for life is going to be missed along with how he loved to embarrass his daughters with some of his questionable singing and dancing skills!

"We would like to thank the emergency services for the care and respect they have provided the family.

"Also, to the many friends and family who have passed on their messages of support."

A woman in her 20s from Redditch was arrested by officers from West Mercia Police on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has since been released pending investigation.

Anyone with information can call police on 101 and quote incident number 93i of 14 November 2020.