Bristol tandem death pair's funeral donations help IVF work

Ross and Clare Simons
Image caption Ross and Clare Simons were knocked off their tandem bicycle near Bristol and died at the scene

The family of a Bristol couple killed when they were knocked off their tandem say they want to raise money for an IVF charity.

A vigil was held yesterday in Hanham, near Bristol to remember the lives of Ross Simons and his wife Clare.

They had been married for a year and a half and were about to start fertility treatment.

Nicholas Lovell, 38, is accused of causing death by dangerous driving over the deaths of the couple.

Mr Lovell, of West Street, Oldland Common, was remanded in custody by North Avon magistrates, last Wednesday,

Mr and Mrs Simons' family say any donations made at their joint funeral should go to help other childless couples.

"We hope we can help another couple to have a baby as we wanted my son and Clare to have," said Edwin Simons, Ross's father.

Mr and Mrs Simons' funeral will take place on 15 February at Westerleigh Crematorium in South Gloucestershire.

Mr Lovell is also charged with driving while disqualified, driving with no insurance and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.

The car allegedly involved in the deaths of the couple was being followed by police.

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