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.”
Joanna Rowsell Shand wrote: "So sorry for your loss. Thoughts are with you and your family."
The All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group, with whom Chris Boardman has worked on various campaigns, expressed their condolences.
— APPCG (@allpartycycling) July 17, 2016
Mum of Britain's most eloquent cycling advocate killed by driver. Perhaps one day Chris can make sense of his tragedy through this passion.
— Nick Hussey, Vulpine (@aslongasicycle) July 17, 2016
North Wales Police were called to the collision in Connah’s Quay at the roundabout on Mold Road with the junction of Ffordd Llanarth at 1.54pm on Saturday afternoon.
Chief Inspector Darren Wareing, North Wales Police Road Policing Unit, said: “A full and complex investigation is now underway which will include a forensic examination of the scene, vehicle and bike and interviewing witnesses who can help us build a full picture."
"We have already spoken with a number of people, including the driver of the Mitsubishi, however I’d like to ask again if you were in the area at the time and witnessed the collision or any events leading up to it to contact the Roads Policing Unit on 101 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and quote RC1610 4385. Alternatively, contact the control room direct via the new web live chat /contact/chat-support.aspx”
Our thoughts are with Chris Boardman, who in recent years has emerged as an eloquent and effective advocate for cycling safety, and his family.
Update: the original story said the driver did not stop at the scene; this has been amended - the driver did stop at the scene.