Friends' tributes to Junior Heffernan

Junior Heffernan

News of Junior Heffernan's untimely death during Sunday's Severn Bridge Road Race sent shockwaves throughout the cycling community.

Cycling Weekly invited those who knew and rode with Junior to pay their tributes to him. Below, his long-time friend and training partner, his coach and his mentor tell CW what they will remember about him.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.