The family of a Baildon man who died in a cycling accident on a rural road has paid tribute to him.

Tom Gilmore, aged 75, died on Sunday, May 1, at Leeds General Infirmary due to injuries he suffered while cycling on Gloverhshaw Lane, near Eldwick, on Friday morning. 

No other vehicles were involved in the accident, according to a statement issued today by West Yorkshire Police.

His family has described him as a much-loved husband of 48 years to Liz, a father of two and grandad of five, as well as a brother, uncle, and friend to many more.

Tom worked as a nurse for more than 40 years in a number of hospitals across Leeds and Bradford. His favourite part of the job was the years he spent in the ICU at Killingbeck Hospital. 

He had been an avid and experienced cyclist for more than 50 years. 

The family would like to thank the emergency services for their prompt help. 

In particular, they would like to thank both the team on ward L3 of the Jubilee Wing at LGI for their superb care and the transplant service coordinators’ professionalism, in allowing Tom’s last act of service to others in donating his kidneys. 

The family would also like to promote people registering on the organ donation site and to talk to close relatives about this registration.