A one-minute silence was held in memory of a cycling campaigner at Brentford’s Christmas lights switch-on.

Michael Fletcher, believed to be in his 50s, was killed after he was involved in a collision with a car on the A4 near the Great West Trading Estate last Wednesday afternoon.

A regular contributor to the BrentfordTW8.com forum, Mr Fletcher was also a keen cyclist and campaigned for improved cycling facilities in the borough.

Paying tribute to Mr Fletcher on the forum, Hounslow Council’s head of transport Chris Calvi-Freeman said: "His input, alongside that of other like-minded and public-spirited individuals, has positively influenced the provision of cycling facilities in this borough."

Photos taken by Mr Fletcher of Brentford in the snow had been chosen for six community charity Christmas cards on sale this year, with proceeds going towards Brentford Toy Museum.

Julia Quilliam, from Quilliams Property Services which is selling the cards, said: “You have a handful of residents who really care and he was always straight out there.

“His memory will be carried on in the cards.”

The mark of respect was led last Friday evening by Brentford ward councillor Andrew Dakers, who is asking residents to come forward with ideas on how Mr Fletcher’s contribution to the community can be remembered in a way that will ensure other cyclists’ lives are not lost.

He said: “The general impression of Michael was as a very thoughtful and considerate man, who was very passionate about cycling. He was known throughout the Brentford community and worked hard in it for many years.”

The driver of the car was arrested at the scene of the accident last week and has been bailed until January.

• Police are still trying to contact next of kin and anyone who can help should contact PC Stephen Lam on 020 7161 1025.