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Funeral to be held for cyclist Adam McAteer killed in Co Antrim collision

Award-winning architect and father-of-three Adam McAteer died in a collision in Carrickfergus

Adam McAteer The cyclist died last Sunday following a collision involving a vehicle in the New Line area of Carrickfergus.

The funeral of a cyclist killed in a collision in Co Antrim is to take place this weekend.

Adam McAteer, an architect from the Jordanstown area, died following the collision involving a vehicle in the New Line area of Carrickfergus last Sunday morning.

The 45-year-old father-of-three died at the scene as a result of his injuries, and police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the incident, appealing for witnesses or those with dash-cam footage to come forward.

An avid road cyclist, Mr McAteer had a YouTube channel where he posted footage of his journeys, while he was also a talented photographer.

In a statement posted to social media, the Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA) spoke of their “great sadness” at his loss.

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“Adam died tragically in a road traffic accident whilst cycling,” a spokesperson said, adding that he worked as a partner at award-winning east Belfast-based Michael Whitley Architects.

The firm’s work includes north Belfast’s Girdwood Community Hub, which opened in 2016 on the site of what was once the north’s largest British army base. The community centre was named Project of the Year at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Awards in 2017, and won the Regeneration category at the RSUA Awards the year before.

Girdwood Community Hub The community centre opened in north Belfast in 2016. Picture: Mal McCann

“Adam will be greatly missed by friends and colleagues,” the RSUA statement added.

A death notice described Mr McAteer as the “beloved husband of Ashleigh, devoted father of Jack, Ella and Connie, cherished son of Janice and Alan and step-son of Margaret, loving twin brother of Ivan, adored brother of Louis and Rhys, treasured son in-law of Diane and Norman, brother in-law of Lynn, Hannah, Cameron and Eleanor, and fun filled uncle of Erin, Logan, Finn and Penny”.

A service of thanksgiving for the Co Antrim man will be held on Saturday at Whiteabbey Presbyterian Church, followed by a burial service at St John’s Church in Ballycarry.