Woman in her 50s who died in A11 crash named locally

A cyclist who died after a crash on the A11 has been named locally as Cheryl Tye

A cyclist who died after a crash on the A11 has been named locally as Cheryl Tye - Credit: Contributed

A cyclist in her 50s who died following a crash on the A11 has been named locally. 

Emergency services were called to Roudham at 9.40am on Sunday, June 26, following a collision which involved a blue Citroen Dispatch van and a bike.

The woman, who was pronounced dead at the scene, has been named locally as Cheryl Tye, a former manager of Hadleigh Town Council, near Ipswich in Suffolk.

It is understood she was taking part in a time-trial event organised by a local cycling club.

Part of the road was closed for several hours following the incident and an air ambulance also attended the scene.

A diversion route was put in place by police and the road reopened just before 1.50pm.

In a tribute, former Hadleigh Town Council mayor Frank Minns said Cheryl achieved some "really good" things as council manager. 

Mr Minns added: "She was at the council for about 15 months and she was quite a dynamic and determined person and unmistakably from Yorkshire. 

"She did some really good things and her biggest public triumph was last year's Christmas in Hadleigh, which was really largely down to her organising it and it was a huge public success. 

Frank Minns, the new Mayor of Hadleigh Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

Frank Minns, the former Mayor of Hadleigh has paid tribute to his friend Cheryl Tye - Credit: Charlotte Bond

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"She had a close connection with this council and it owes her a great debt for what she did while she was working for Hadleigh Town Council. 

"We are all deeply saddened and shocked to hear about what happened to her. 

"There are things that she did that will be remembered and she was a real tower of strength in helping me for things we could and couldn't do during the pandemic. 

"She was a fine and honest person and I had quite a close working relationship with her and whatever I achieved I would not have managed without her support. 

"We must all think of her in fondness and with thanks." 

Drivers who were in the area at the time of the crash are being asked to review any dashcam footage they may have.

Any witnesses to the collision or the manner of driving of the van immediately beforehand should contact the Norfolk Serious Collision Investigation Unit by email at SCIU@norfolk.police.uk or by ringing 101 and quoting incident number 119 of 26/06/2022.