Tribute paid to Stamford Hill cyclist Lukasz Wrobel, 30, who died after ‘freak accident’ in Lea Bridge Road

PUBLISHED: 16:07 30 October 2017 | UPDATED: 13:52 31 October 2017

Lukasz Wrobel died after the 'freak accident' in Lea Bridge Road. Picture: Jan Jares

Lukasz Wrobel died after the 'freak accident' in Lea Bridge Road. Picture: Jan Jares


A heartbroken friend has paid tribute to a “fantastic, unique” Stamford Hill man who died after falling off his bike in Lea Bridge Road.

Police in Lea Bridge Road on Monday afternoon, seen from Millfields Park. Picture: @ShulemStern/TwitterPolice in Lea Bridge Road on Monday afternoon, seen from Millfields Park. Picture: @ShulemStern/Twitter

Lukasz Wrobel, 33, was critically injured in the “freak accident” at 1.30pm on Monday last week. He died two days later.

Police issued an appeal for witnesses after the crash but Scotland Yard has now said it is no longer investigating. Officers believe no other vehicles were involved.

Colleagues at Marigold Health Foods in Tottenham today paid tribute to Lukasz, who was originally from Poland.

Jan Jares told the Gazette Lukasz’s death “really looks like it was one of those freak accidents”.

“He was a very kind person with a great sense of humour and very laid back,” he said. “He was passionate about his vegan food.

“His knowledge about nutrition, vitamins and all the other similar boring stuff was incredible – he is probably cursing me right now wherever he is.

“It might sound like a cliché, but he died doing what he loved most – cycling. I am going to miss chats with him when another Tour de France starts so much.

“He left a huge hole in many hearts at Marigold, where he was popular with everyone. He will be missed forever. We are like a big family.

“He was a fantastic, unique character – a real legend.”

If you would like to pay tribute to Lukasz please contact the Gazette on 020 7433 0104 or email

This article has been updated to include Lukasz’s correct age. The Met police initially said he was 30.

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