At around 12.48am on Monday 20 December 2021, police were called to a report of a collision involving a cyclist and a silver VW Golf on Centenary Bridge, Trafford Park.

Emergency services attended and the cyclist – 63-year-old Roger Parris – was taken to hospital where he sadly died.

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The driver of the car, a man in his 20s, assisted officers at the scene. No arrests have been made.

Roger’s family, who are being supported by specialist officers, have released the following tribute: “Roger Parris, was a devoted Dad and Grandad “Pops” who, at just 63 years of age had years ahead of him filled with many plans for retirement including holidays and trips out in his classic car and motorbike.  As well as simply spending time with his son, daughter, partner Sue and much loved grandchildren. We had so many plans for the future and it breaks our hearts you cannot fulfil them. 

Roger seized every day; the keen runner, hiker and cyclist had a real flare for adventure. Your life was so abruptly cut short, and the realisation that you will no longer be just a phone call away is devastating. We will miss him dearly.”

(Front cover: Roger Parris)