The marshall who died near Llandudno during Sunday’s Cape Town Cycle Tour was a member of the Helderberg Sunrise Rotary Club.
While not all details were available, Jeremy Glover, was apparently struck by a cyclist on an S-bend after the Llundudno turnoff on Sunday morning, March 11.
He died in hospital later in the afternoon.
Helderberg Sunrise Rotary president Casper Kruger said on the club’s website that Mr Glover’s two sons had been informed of his death, and were travelling to South Africa.
“While we mourn this tragic loss, let us stand together and assist the family where we can,” he said.
According to his biography, published on the club’s website, Mr Glover was born on March 3, 1947 in Singapore. He was educated at boarding school in the UK, before joining the Sandhurst Military Academy. In 1967, he joined the Royal Artillery, and later was part of the British Military Training Team in Zimbabwe.
After taking early retirement, he and wife Caro built a photographic safari camp in the Gwaai Valley new Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park.
In 2003, the couple moved to South Africa. Following Caro’s death in 2011, he took up bowling with the Gordon’s Bay Bowling Club and joined Helderberg Rotary, in addition to becoming involved in the administration of his local Anglican church.
Cycle Tour spokesperson David Bellairs said Rotary marshalls had always been an integral part of the tour. “Most of them work alongside us year after year in a voluntary capacity. They are part of the Cycle Tour family, as are our riders, and we are deeply saddened by this news. We ask for respect for the family’s privacy at this time,” he said.