Alan ‘Webby’ Webb suffered the attack in December 2013 while working at the Northwood Royal Mail delivery office, in Pinner Road. He had only just celebrated his 60th birthday.

On June 15, ‘Team Webby’ – Carl Hodges, Darren Moore, Jenni Tinson, Alan Griffiths, Jon Boud, Mark Emmerson, Hollie Windsor, Mike Eastment and John McLoughlins – will join thousands of people in the London to Brighton Bike Ride to help raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

Mr Webb had worked at the office for almost 24 years and was loved by his colleagues and customers alike.

“I had worked with him the whole time, he was a really good friend,” said Mr Griffiths.

“He was loved by his customers out on his round and he is deeply missed by them. He was a genuine, friendly bloke.”

Many of Mr Webb’s customers have donated to the team’s fundraising target of £1,000.

Mr Webb’s death came as a shock to all who knew him. He was a healthy man and showed no signs of illness.

“I had been out for a meal with him and his wife, Sally, just the Saturday before so it took us all by surprise,” said Mr Griffiths.

“He was good as gold when we went out. There’s a few of us who go out together, we’ve been good friends over the years.”

Mr Griffiths says Alan and his wife Sally were ‘best friends as well as husband and wife’.

“You could tell they really loved each other, they did everything together,” he says.

The couple did not have children and spent a lot of time travelling.

“They loved getting around the world wherever they could and they were such a friendly couple they made friends wherever they went,” he said.

Since he died, Mrs Webb has visited friends abroad to deliver items her husband left for them in his will.

“She has recently been over in New Zealand to hand-deliver a record Alan left to them. She didn't want to post it,” said Mr Griffiths.

“He’s a sorely missed fellow.”

The team is made up of eight colleagues and Mr Griffiths’s girlfriend.

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