'Darkest of hours': Cyclists mourn 'one-of-a-kind'
THE Sunshine Coast cycling community is today mourning one of their own - cycling safety advocate, friend and proud father, Cameron Frewer.
The news of Mr Frewer's death has shocked not only the Sunshine Coast, but cyclists across the country.
The 44-year-old Little Mountain father-of-three was killed early yesterday morning when he struck by a utility while riding along Caloundra Rd.
Queensland Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to come forward as the forensic crash unit investigates the crash.
Bicycle Queensland released a statement mourning the "close friend and member".
"He was one of our fiercest advocates and fought every day of his life to make Australian roads safer for cyclists," the statement read.
"Our thoughts are with his devastated wife and children right now.
"This is the darkest of hours."
A GoFundMe has been set up to support Mr Frewer's wife, Catherine, and their three young children "who have just lost their everything".
"Please help us help them," close friend Dave Sharp said.
"This is what the cycling family does for each other."
Countless members of the cycling community have flooded social media with heartfelt messages for Mr Frewer, speaking of his tireless work in cycling safety.
"How do we thank you?" David Maywald said.
"The accidents spared. Doing the work that government and police should have done, at your own expense. Standing up for fairness, decency, respect, professionalism.
"You were one of a kind, never to be replaced."
Garrin Ross called Mr Frewer a "giant among us in advocating for the safety of cyclists on public roads".
"Australia will be much poorer for this and I can only hope and trust that this tragedy triggers serious action in education and enforcement of minimum passing distance laws," he said.