RIP Peter Rollings

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  • Peter Rollings passed away on Friday 7th January. He suffered a heart attack while football coaching in Wolverhampton. He leaves behind his wife Marcelle, and his children Dominic and Pascale.

    Peter was the Cycle Training Manager for Wolverhampton Council.He also managed the West Midlands Instructor Training Organisation (ITO) and had chaired the Instructor Training Provider group for the past few years. He earned the respect of the cycle training sector due to his measured friendly manner, energy, enthusiasm and dedication to promoting cycling in his region. He acted as link between local authority cycle training schemes and Bikeability. He was known throughout Wolverhampton. Whenever we walked around the town together he had the time and inclination to stop and chat to many people we bumped in to.

    He was trained as a cycling instructor by Cycle Training UK when National Standard cycle training was launched in 2003 and was one of the first 100 instructors trained in the country. He set up the West Midland ITO consortium which has trained hundreds of cycling instructors across the region and. He no doubt contributed greatly to the increase in cycling across the midlands.

    In addition to his work around promoting cycling he trained and worked as a football coach training his son Dominic's team, Finchfield FC, for many years. He believed that young people should be given all the help possible and encouraged to take part in healthy fun activities and spent his life working to that end.

    He was a good friend of mine and I will miss him so much. Especially our weekly chats about cycling and cricket, (we spent 3 days together at Edgebaston watching the Ashes in 2009), our meals in the curry houses of Wolverhampton an Birmingham and our gossip about the world and the politics of cycle training.

    His unexpected death is a sad loss to our sector and devastating to me personally.
    My thoughts go out to Marcelle, Dom and Pascale.

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  • Condolences to the family and friends of Peter Rollings.
    And my gratitude and respect to you David for the way you handled the news today.

  • sad news, RIP.

  • Oh my days. This is shocking. I took my instructors training with Pete, and bizarrely, I was due
    to catch up with him next week. How very sad.
    I'm so disappointed to learn about this here, as I overlap into Wolverhampton from Walsall!
    Well done skydancer, and chin up friend.

  • Yes so sad Pistaboy.
    I understand from Pete's colleague at Wolverhampton council that Pete's funeral will not be this week. I will post here the details as soon as I find out when it is.

  • That would be very kind Skydancer. Thankyou.

  • Peter's funeral service is on Monday 24th January, 1pm at St Philips Church, Wolverhampton

  • Rest in peace, and much respect.


    from the express and star paper

    ROLLINGS Peter Michael Passed away January 7, 2011, aged 54 years. Pete, you were a wonderful Husband and a brilliant Father, no words can express the devastation and emptiness we are experiencing since your untimely death. Your boundless energy, positive attitude, humour, kindness and selflessness is expressed by all who were fortunate to know you and have their lives touched by you. I am honoured to have been your Wife and best Friend for 30 years. Pascale and Don are so proud that you were their Dad and Friend. We will miss you but will draw comfort reflecting our precious memories that can never be erased. The Funeral Service will be held at St Philip's Church, Penn Fields, on Monday, January 24, 2011, at 1pm, followed by Interment at Danescourt Cemetery, Wolvhampton. At the Families request, no sombre attire. Flowers welcome or donations if desired for CTC Charitable Trust c/o WOMBOURNE FUNERAL SERVICES, 124 Bridgnorth Road, Wombourne, WV5 8AY. Telephone 01902 892635.

  • I will endeavor to be there on the 24th January.
    Thanks skydancer.

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RIP Peter Rollings

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