Mother of Chris Boardman named as cyclist who died following collision in Connah’s Quay
Police have confirmed the cyclist injured in a collision yesterday in Connah’s Quay has sadly died.
Carol Boardman the mother of the Olympic gold medallist Chris Boardman died from her injuries in the early hours of Sunday morning.
North Wales Police were called to reports of collision between a white Mitsubishi L200 pick up and a cyclist just before 2pm on Saturday.
The accident happened at the roundabout on Mold Road, Connah’s Quay with the Junction of Ffordd Llanarth.
Police have renewed an appeal for witnesses to the collision and are asking members of the public to call officers on 101, quoting reference number U104385.
In a moving tribute Carols family said:
In the early hours of Sunday morning, our mum, Carol Boardman, died from injuries sustained in collision with a car whilst out riding her bike in North Wales.
A racing cyclist of some standing in her day, she gave up competitive riding when Lisa and I came along but she never lost her love of the bike or of competing.
A stealth combatant and full of energy; mum was one of those individuals who could quietly turn anything into a contest. On the10-minute walk to my Nan’s she would often force us to skip – it didn’t feel as strange then as it sounds now – which inevitably turned into a dog-eat-dog contest, a woman and two children frantically speed-skipping along a suburban pavement with a blue garden gate as the winning post.
God knows what it looked like to people driving past.
Our mum was the most positive outgoing person you could ever hope to meet and her generosity of spirit inspired everyone she met.
Many of our childhood memories involve my mother and the outdoors, walking out over Hoylake sandbank, swimming in the deep gullies, or hunting for fossils on Llandegla Moor in North Wales.
Wanting to share her passion for cycling, even well into her seventies, she often took groups of young novices out on their first forays into North Wales.
She leaves behind Keith, her partner for more than half a century, Lisa and I, and a large, loving family. We cannot yet conceive of a world without her in it.Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: News@Deeside.com
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