I was shocked to hear yesterday that David Eales has died. He was an early member of West Ealing Neighbours and a great supporter of our efforts. He was passionate about cycling and worked tirelessly to help and encourage others to get cycling. I remember being very pleased one year when he had time to help out with our Abundance project by cycling round collecting surplus fruit from houses across Ealing. It seemed to perfectly capture the spirit of the project. He was always generous with his time and helped us with the cycling proposals we put in our report about improving pedestrian safety at the Lido Junction.
My abiding memory of him is of seeing him cycling past our house on his way to his allotment on Northfields Avenue with his spade and tools stashed in the bike’s trailer.
Our condolences to his family at this sad time. West Ealing will miss him.