It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of our friend and colleague, Kevin Simms, who passed away yesterday, 20th April, in his 87th year. Kevin was an IVCA stalwart and continued to turn out to our races well into his 80s. That, however, was only one part of a distinguished cycling career which stretched back to his participation in the first Ras Tailteann in 1953.
In 2012, Kevin rode the time trial in the World Master’s Championship in Austria and finished in 12th place in his age group, for which he proudly collected a trophy.
Kevin was also a fabulous artist and occasionally brought his latest piece of work to share with his friends in the IVCA.
Above all, Kevin was a quiet, modest man, but with a great sense of humour. Our thoughts are with his family at this time. He will be sorely missed.
Kevin’s funeral arrangements can be found by clicking here.