An inquest has been opened into the death of a cyclist who died at the scene of a collision in Huntingdon.  

Michael Gough, 65, was cycling towards the town centre on March 16 when his bicycle was involved in a collision with a Ford Transit van.  

Caroline Jones, an area coroner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, opened his inquest at Lawrence Court, Huntingdon, on Thursday (April 11).  

Mr Gough’s family attended the hearing where the coroner explained Mr Gough was amongst the traffic being held at a red signal at the Brampton Road and Edison Bell Way junction. 

When the signal turned green, he was cycling east towards George Street when the collision happened with the Ford Transit van.  

Ms Jones said: “Paramedics were able to attend the scene very quickly and CPR was commenced but sadly Mr Gough was pronounced deceased at the scene a short time later [at 12:29pm].” 

While various enquiries into the incident are ongoing, Mr Gough's inquest was adjourned for a later date that is yet to be fixed. 

Speaking to his family, Ms Jones said: “Thank you for attending today and you have my condolences for your loss.” 

Mr Gough, of Rodney Road in Huntingdon, was the owner of Roadies Cycles, in Hartford.  

He was a well-respected road safety champion in the community and public figures paid tribute to him when his death was announced.  

A silent vigil was also held at a Huntingdonshire District Council meeting in his memory.  

The driver of the van involved in the collision, a 73-year-old man from Huntingdon, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving.  

He has since been bailed to return to Thorpe Wood Police Station, in Peterborough, on June 16.