London, d. 3.February.2012, killed by
airport coach while working
My brother was a very professional cyclist and courier. He was
very much into cycling since being a teenager and considered the
sport to be his lifelong hobby. He was also a lifelong music fan
and the Rolling Stones were his particular favourite, he was also
into Blues and Southern Rock, the Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd,
Johnny Winter etc… As a direct result of what happened here a week
ago today my only hope is that Henry’s death was not in vain and
that the campaign to make the streets of London safer for all
cyclists and other road users will be ongoing and will intensify
as a result of last Friday’s tragedy. RIP Brother.
- Ed Wawrzanek
“Welcome to the Henry Warwick memorial ride. First of all, on
behalf of the London courier community, I’d like to offer our
deepest sympathies to Henry’s family, friends and co-workers for
their loss and to offer our support in this terribly difficult
Last Friday, as a friend put it, a part of London died. If you’ve
been a courier in the last twenty years or ridden your bike to
work through central London you would have seen Henry working on
his bike. He was part of the fabric of the city and London will
not be the same without him. Tonight we will have a short ride in
his memory but if you want to remember Henry in the long term, if
you want to keep his spirit alive, then keep riding your bikes.
- Overdrive, a long time courier, and well respected member of
London ’s messenger community at Henry Warwick’s memorial ride -
Tributes paid after 'brilliant' cycle courier dies in crash with
By Ross Lydall
London Evening Standard, February 8, 2012
A cyclist killed in a collision with an airport coach has been named
as one of the most experienced bike couriers in London .
Henry Warwick, 61, died after being hit by a Terravision bus,
apparently as it turned left off Bishopsgate at about 1pm last
Friday. The driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing death
by careless driving.
Hundreds of couriers and cyclists have paid online tributes to Mr
Warwick, a father of two from West Drayton, and a protest cycle in
his memory is planned to return to the crash site on Friday.
Ed Crocker, who worked with Mr Warwick at Rico Logistics couriers in
Tabernacle Street , said: "He was absolutely brilliant, a fabulous
guy to work with."
He said Mr Warwick would cycle about 100 miles a day. "He cycled
from West Drayton to central London and back every day. He would be
here about 7.30am. He would leave home at 6.30am and cycle along the
A40. When he finished here he would cycle to a gym in SW1 and do a
work-out for about an hour and then cycle home. He was incredibly
fit." Mr Warwick also featured in a video about the dangers of
cycling in London .
On cyclists' websites, other riders paid tribute. Marc said: "I've
been a cyclist and a chauffeur in London for the last 16 years, and
Henry has been a permanent fixture in my life ever since. He was a
great guy, and London 's cycling scene is missing one of its
Henry appears in this episode of Ed's Up (beginning at about 2:50)
where he shows the Barenaked Ladies' Ed Robertson how to be a bike
messenger in London.