Two events to be held for people to pay respects to Ross and Clare Simons, who died in Hanham crash
A ONE minute silence will be held in Hanham tomorrow in respect of Ross and Clare Simons, who died in a hit-and-run incident on Sunday.
Imed Baccar, the owner of Cafe Bonjour in the town's High Street, said he organised the event because many people wanted to pay their respects.
"Everyone coming into my cafe has been talking about what happened and how sad it was," he said.
"Myself and the other traders felt this would be a good way to pay our respects to the couple who lost their lives."
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The one minute silence will take place outside Cafe Bonjour in Hanham High Street at 12 noon tomorrow. Everyone is invited to attend.
Family friends Tom Williams and Steve Cann have also organised a one minute silence on behalf of the families of Mr and Mrs Simons.
Friends and family will meet on Sunday, February 3 at 3.45pm at the site of the incident in Lower Hanham Road.
The silence will take place at 4pm and by request of the couple's families everyone is asked to bring a can of Fosters or Blackthorn - drank or not, and a pen.
Labels will be provided for everyone to write a message to Mr and Mrs Simons and the cans will then be collected for their parents to read how much they were loved by all.
Mr Cann said: "There was a great turnout at the vigil on Monday night but we want to make this one even bigger - everyone is invited."
Nicholas Lovell, 38, appeared before North Avon Magistrates' Court this morning accused of causing the deaths of Mr and Mrs Simons, who were knocked off their tandem bike as they cycled in Lower Hanham Road.
Lovell, of West Street in Oldland Common, was also charged with driving whilst disqualified, driving without insurance and failing to stop after an accident.
He did not enter any pleas to the charges.
Wearing a dark blue t-shirt and glasses, he only spoke to confirm his name, address and date of birth in the five minute hearing.
The court heard he was accused of causing the death of Mr and Mrs Simons while driving a Citroen.
Katharyn Jones, prosecuting, said: "The incident on January 27 resulted, unfortunately, in the fatalities of the two individuals named in the charges."
Lovell was remanded in custody to appear before Bristol Crown Court on February 21 for a preliminary hearing via video link.