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Family’s tribute to 24-year-old victim of suspected hit and run who was “lovely… inside and out”

By David Prior at

The parents of a 24-year-old cyclist killed in a suspected hit and run incident in Timperley yesterday have paid tribute to a daughter who was “lovely… inside and out”.

Vicky Myres, a florist from Flixton, died after being hit shortly before 8am on Stockport Road yesterday morning while out cycling with a friend, who was unharmed in the incident.

Two men were subsequently arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene. A 26-year-old man remains in custody.

In a statement released through Greater Manchester Police, Vicky’s family said her death had “‘left a void that we cannot see being filled, ever’.

Stockport Road was closed in both directions for several hours yesterday

They said: “Our lovely daughter Vicky Myres has been taken from us at the age of only 24, leaving her mum and dad, sister Rachael, brother Andrew, grandad and grandma, Sarah and Martin – and especially partner James – devastated.

“She had everything to live for, and together with James, had bought a house last year and had just completed Lands End to John O’Groats by bike – over 1,000 miles within 12 full days of cycling.

“Her life was perfect. She lived it to the full and together with her devoted partner James they were planning longer and more exotic trips.

Vicky had recently completed a bike ride from Lands End to John O’Groats

“She had been a vegetarian for a while and more recently had become a vegan and enjoyed working as a florist.

“It’s easy to say your daughter is lovely, but she was – both inside and out.”

An air ambulance was called as emergency services battled to save Vicky’s life, using the fields of Timperley Sports Club to land and take off.

The air ambulance taking off from Timperley Sports Club this morning

Stockport Road was closed in both directions for several hours to allow police to carry out a thorough forensic investigation of the scene.

A car registration number plate – understood to have been detached from the vehicle involved in the collision – was spotted on the road close to the scene of the incident.

PC Phil Shaw, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU), said: “Our thoughts are with Vicky’s family at this difficult time.

Vicky with partner James

“We have launched a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding this incident and I would ask that anybody with information contacts police.

“We are particularly keen to speak to anyone that may have dash cam or mobile footage of the incident.”

Anybody with information is asked to call the SCIU on 0161 856 4741 or 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.