Tributes to teacher killed in A537 Cat and Fiddle crash

Guy Wharton was described as a "much-loved" science teacher.
Guy Wharton was described as a "much-loved" science teacher.

Tributes have been paid to a much-loved science teacher who died following a crash on the A537 Cat and Fiddle road.

Guy Wharton, 46, had been cycling along the A537 Buxton New Road, near Macclesfield, on Tuesday when he was in collision with a blue Renault Clio and later died.

The accident happened on the A537 Cat and Fiddle Road on Tuesday at around 5.20pm. Police are appealing for witnesses.

The accident happened on the A537 Cat and Fiddle Road on Tuesday at around 5.20pm. Police are appealing for witnesses.

A police investigation into the crash is ongoing and a 41-year-old man, from Buxton, was arrested and released on bail.

Mr Wharton, a father-of-three from Bollington, was a teacher at Tytherington School in Macclesfield.

In a statement on the school’s website, headteacher Emmanuel Botwe said: “It is with great regret that I inform you of the sudden death of the much-loved science teacher Guy Wharton. Mr Wharton was involved in a fatal road traffic accident on the A537.

“Mr Wharton will be hugely missed. He was a great teacher and arrived at Tytherington School in 2002. I would like to take this opportunity to extend our deepest sympathy to his wife and three children.”

The school has opened a book of condolence which can be signed in the school reception. Messages have also been posted on the school’s website.

In a statement, Mr Wharton’s family paid tribute, saying: “We are deeply shocked and saddened at the sudden and tragic loss of Guy, a loving father, husband, brother and son.

“He was a passionate cyclist and loved riding in the hills. He will be greatly missed.”

The Advertiser revealed earlier this week how Buxton driving instructor Ian Brown had battled to save Mr Wharton’s life at the roadside after coming across the accident scene while teaching a lesson. The trained first aider helped a nurse administer CPR until the emergency services arrived, but sadly their efforts were in vain.

Ian, 55, from Abacus Driving School, said: “This was a terrible tragedy for the family who got heart-breaking news and it weighs heavily on my mind and my heart goes out to them completely.”

Cheshire police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision, which happened at around 5.20pm on Tuesday, and has information to contact them on 101, quoting incident 688 of June 7.