Chris Boardman’s mother dies in cycling accident

Carol Boardman died from injuries sustained in collision with a pick-up truck

British Cycling Team Technical Advisor Chris Boardman poses for a photo in the Manchester Velodrome in  2009 in Manchester, England. Photograph by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

British Cycling Team Technical Advisor Chris Boardman poses for a photo in the Manchester Velodrome in 2009 in Manchester, England. Photograph by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

 

The mother of the cyclist Chris Boardman has been killed in a cycling accident, her son has announced.

Carol Boardman, herself a former racing cyclist, died from injuries sustained in collision with a pick-up truck while out riding her bike in north Wales, the former Olympic cycling champion said.

“She leaves behind Keith, her partner for more than half a century, Lisa and I, and a large, loving family,” Boardman wrote in a tribute on Twitter.

“We cannot yet conceive of a world without her in it. We love you Carol, may the wind be ever at your back.”

A spokesman for North Wales police said officers were called to the incident at shortly before 2pm on Saturday at a roundabout on Mold Road, Connah’s Quay, with the junction of Ffordd Llanarth.

“The collision involved a white Mitsubishi L200 pick-up and a pedal cyclist,” the force said in a statement. “The cyclist was taken to hospital via ambulance with serious injuries, and sadly later died. We can confirm the name of the deceased as Carol Boardman.”

– (Guardian Service)