TRIBUTES have been paid to a Bradford cyclist who was killed in a crash with a car while on holiday in Turkey.

Greg Vinnicombe, 52, suffered multiple injuries when he was struck by a car while negotiating a crossroads.

The social worker was on holiday with his wife Thelma in Mahmutlar, Alanya, south Turkey.

The car driver is set to stand trial over his death.

His daughter Katherine Vinnicombe, 22, said yesterday: "He touched so many lives and helped so many people.

"When he came into a room he lit it up.

"We are just waiting for the trial to go ahead.

"He was a keen cyclist for years. We have been overwhelmed by the response from people getting in touch with us.

"He was a social worker in Bradford for many years. He always tried to help people out and just gave back to the community.

"They often went out there and had a holiday home in that part of Turkey."

Mr Vinnicombe, of Holme Lane, Tong, was chairman of Step 2, a health project for young people based in Tong Street, Bradford.

He was born in Southampton and lived in Aberdeen before moving to Bradford in 1988. He was married to Thelma for 26 years and was a Bradford City season ticket holder.

He worked as an international trainer and consultant, running his own business called Useful Conversations Limited.

John Wheeler, co-founder of Solution Focused Training and a friend of Mr Vinnicombe, said: "Greg was enthusiastic and committed to his work.

"He will be a huge miss by so many people not just in Bradford and around the UK but also around the world where he travelled to train other practitioners in this line of solution work, resolving peoples' issues.

"He has trained thousands of people to help others so leaves a huge legacy behind."

Emily Wragg, of The Candelighters children’s cancer charity, said: "Greg began providing support to families affected by children's cancer when our new family support centre opened back in February this year.

"We are truly thankful that Greg was able to bring so much to our families, he will be greatly missed by staff and families alike."

Andrew Gibson, who worked with Mr Vinnicombe said he was proud to call him a friend, mentor and colleague, he added: "He was a brilliant man. "Helping people and families in crisis was what he was about. He was passionate about helping."

An inquest into Mr Vinnicombe's death on October 21 was opened and adjourned by Bradford Coroner Martin Fleming yesterday.

His funeral takes place at St Christopher's Church, Holme Wood, tomorrow at 1pm, followed by a cremation at Scholemoor Crematorium.

Donations will be made from the service to Step 2 and children's cancer charity Candlelighters.