A Derry-based animal charity said it is “heartbroken” at the death of popular cyclist Adrian Mullan at the weekend.
The 43-year-old was killed in a collision with a van on the Redcastle to Gleneely Road in Co Donegal on Saturday.
He leaves behind a wife and three children.
A second cyclist was also injured but not seriously and was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital.
Mr Mullan was a member of the Foyle Cycling Club.
In a statement on its Facebook page, The Rainbow Rehoming Centre, based in Eglinton, said Mr Mullan had been a strong supporter of its work in finding new homes for animals.
It said: “We are heartbroken to hear of the tragic death of Adrian Mullan at the weekend.
“Adrian was well known to our charity and was often the first to offer help when we visited in store at his workplace Jollyes, Buncrana Road.
“Full of passion for his beloved cycling, there was often a story of another cycling adventure he recently had or of a new one in the planning whilst choosing to support local charities such as the Foyle Hospice along the way.
“Adrian was a joy to know, the perfect gentleman and always extremely supportive of our charity work and welcoming to staff and volunteers.
“We would like to extend our very deepest sympathies to his family and friends. Our city has lost a beautiful guy….one we will never forget. RIP Adrian Mullan x