THE family of a keen cyclist who died in a collision on Thursday say he will be remembered by everyone for his "big daft grin".

Kevin Harmon, aged 47, was on his bike on Edge Lane Horwich at 5.20pm on July 1 when he was involved in a crash with a blue Saab 93.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics Mr Harmon, a father-of-two, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death whilst disqualified from driving and has since been released under investigation.

In a statement paying tribute to Mr Harmon, who was known as Kev, his family said: "On the 1st July, life changed forever for the family and friends of Kev Harmon.

"A cyclist for over 25 years, Kev was riding with the wind in his face and the sun on his back when tragedy struck.

"A devoted family man, Kev leaves behind his wife Anne and their children Ewan and Grace. A much loved son to Pat and Tony, a loving brother to Rob and Andrew, a respected colleague and a friend to everyone he met.

"With a caring and easy going nature, Kev was quick to laugh and will be remembered by everyone for his big daft grin. His passing leaves a hole in the lives of so many."

Police are continuing to appeal to anyone with information or dash-cam footage to get in touch with police as soon as possible.

Anyone with information can contact police on 0161 856 4741, quoting incident number 2272 of 1/7/21.

Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.