Mourners have taken to social networking site Facebook to pay tribute to Rotorua cyclist Patrick Avery who died suddenly on Tuesday night while cycling. The following is a snapshot of some of those tributes.
Sad day for Rotorua Cycling, the passing of Patrick Avery (Paddy) last nite.god bless the avery family, our thoughts are with you..
My thoughts, prayers and aroha for the Avery family _ too young, fun, talented and handsome. Unfair. RIP paddy x
My condolences to the Avery family. Rest In Peace Paddy.
To the Avery Family. our sincere sympathy to you all we didnt have the pleasure of meeting Paddy but listening and reading the comments he sounded a really nice guy like his brother. our love and thoughts are with you all
R.i.p my mate paddy Avery had some sick times as little kids always had a smile on that face of yours and nothing ever seemed to faze you. My love goes out to your whanau rest easy champ.
Can't believe he's gone bro out of it aye
... I'm sure the shuttle community will join me in sending our condolences to the Avery family. Paddy was an awesome mountain biker, roadie, and all round good guy! RIP Paddy, and our thoughts are with family and friends at this difficult time.
Sympathies to the Avery family following the tragic death of their youngest son Paddy Avery. Paddy was an extremely talented rider and an awesome guy who had a positive impact on everyone he met.
Another fantastic rider taken way too soon. Paddy you're now free to rip-up the DJ's, hit the gaps on the DH and
shred to your heart's content! _ I remember someone once telling me, that Paddy was probably the best downhill rider that never rode DH !
I would ask at this time that we give our support and prayers to Maryann, Murray, Monique and Clinton. Once I have more information from the family I will keep you informed as to their wishes. As a sign of respect all Club races will be cancelled this week _ but I am sure that we will be having a big race for Paddy in the near future. Yours Sadly, Regards, Peter Clark, President Cycling Rotorua Inc.
Wow I can't believe what I just read!!! Paddy Avery was my best friend throughout intermediate! We had our good times and we had our bad times but he surely knows how to put a smile on someone's face. He was defiantly someone that I looked up to because he was always a talented person and a top athlete, whether it's running or biking or anything he does. Just can't believe that it's so soon that you were taken from us dude! I will always remember you and surely so will everyone else. Even though we may have not talked for a few years, I'm still going to miss ya man! I send all my love to the Avery family!! R.I.P Paddy Avery
Gutted to hear what happened to Paddy Avery last night. everyone is going to miss that personality of yours. Thoughts are with you and your family.
My most sincere condolences go out to Murray, Maryann, Clinton and Monique for the terrible loss of Paddy. Kia kaha and arohanui.
He was such a nice guy, heaps of fun and he knew how to ride a bike that's for sure, I am distraught by this
Totally shocked to hear this. Condolences go out to Avery family
Very sad to hear about the passing of Paddy Avery, very sad news. Our thoughts go out to Paddy's family and friends. Mike & Sandra.
Our condolences go out to the Avery family.
A huge part of our Academy, Paddy Avery passed away last night. Devastating to lose such an incredible person
who touched the lives of many people. We will miss you big P and know you will be riding your bike and doing some mean tricks up there. Our thoughts and condolences are with the Avery family.
Words fail me. Paddy Avery it was a pleasure to have known you. The Churchies.
Rest in peace Paddy Avery you will always be missed. Love you bro