Laura Laker July 18 2016
The cycling world has expressed its condolences to Chris Boardman and his family on the death of his mother yesterday morning following a collision with a pickup truck driver while she was cycling.
Athletes, colleagues, and those Chris Boardman has worked with in his campaigning capacity, sent their condolences to the Boardman family.
Police have renewed their appeal for witnesses to the collision, which happened in Connah’s Quay, at 1.54pm on Saturday afternoon.
Boardman tweeted the news yesterday afternoon, paying tribute to his mother, Carol Boardman, as the “most positive, outgoing person you could ever hope to meet”.
“We love you Carol,” he said. “May the wind ever be at your back.”
British Cycling’s President, Bob Howden, said: “This is awful news and my thoughts, and those of everyone at British Cycling, are with Carol’s family.”
His fellow Tour de France presenter, and friend, Ned Boulting tweeted: “I’m so sorry Chris. You and your family are uppermost in our thoughts here in France.”
Paul Tuohy, Chief Executive of Cycling UK said: “All my and the Cycling UK team’s thoughts and condolences are with Chris at what is a terribly difficult time for him and the Boardman family.
“I’ve worked with Chris over the past two years to make cycling better and safer, and this very personal tragedy only highlights the work the country needs to do to make our roads safe for everyone.”
The All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group, with whom Chris Boardman has worked on various campaigns, expressed their condolences.