Date
26 May 2017
Keith Ng (inset) collapsed and died while returning from a trip to Shenzhen. It fell to his bereaved parents to decide what to do with his bike shop in Yuen Long. Photos: Facebook
Keith Ng (inset) collapsed and died while returning from a trip to Shenzhen. It fell to his bereaved parents to decide what to do with his bike shop in Yuen Long. Photos: Facebook

Dead bike shop owner inspires online help for parents

Eager buyers flocked to a bicycle shop in Yuen Long on Tuesday in response to an online plea to help the parents of its 37-year-old owner who died suddenly in Shenzhen last month.

Keith Ng co-founded Breeze Cycle with a friend three years ago but ran it alone after his partner left the business, Apple Daily reports.

Ng was returning to Hong Kong on Sept. 30 after buying bike parts in Shenzhen when he collapsed near the border.

He was taken to hospital where he died from head injuries.

Ng’s bereaved parents were left with the bike shop which they have no idea how to operate.

They decided to close it at the end of October and got an expected help when bikers who came across Ng’s story launched a Facebook appeal.

The bikers urged people to help the couple clear the remaining stock.

“He worked so hard and his health suffered as a result,” Ng’s mother said of her son.

“We do not want to keep the shop because it will always be a traumatic memory for us.”

When the shop opened at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, more than a hundred customers were waiting in line outside.

Ng’s parents said they were overwhelmed by the turnout and thanked all who came to help.

A long-time customer, surnamed Mok, said Ng was passionate about biking and was very helpful to his clients.

“He would always come to help with emergency repairs whenever these were needed,” he said.

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