The last surviving member of a short-lived cycling club in Brentford has died aged 103.
Lily Schopman grew up in Brentford and lived for many years in Distillery Road, near Green Dragon Lane, before moving to Cornwall in her 70s.
Born Lily Horton, she was a member of the Brentford Wheelers during its brief existence from 1935 until the early 40s, and it was through the cycling club she met her first husband Charles.
She worked as a dressmaker, supplying outfits for several top-end fashion houses in central London, and had one daughter, now dead, two grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
After her first husband's death, she married his younger brother Edward and they retired to Cornwall together. She also outlived him, before passing away on November 3.
Her nephew Michael Schopman told how she and other members of the Brentford Wheelers would meet at the Coach and Horses pub, in Isleworth, where they would plot ways to get around the ban on road racing.
"They often used to compete in time trials, so police could not see stop them for racing against one another on the road," he explained.