Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman’s mother Carol has died in a cycling accident.1cycleMrs Boardman, who competed in cycling races in her youth, was taken to hospital with serious injuries following the collision in North Wales, yesterday.  She later died in hospital.

Chris Boardman said she was “the most positive, outgoing person you could ever hope to meet”.

The 47-year-old, who won a gold medal at the 1992 Barcelona Games, tweeted a photograph alongside a tribute to his mother, who he said “never lost her love of the bike or competing”.

North Wales Police have appealed for any witnesses to the collision at 13:54 BST at the roundabout on Mold Road, Connah’s Quay with the Junction of Ffordd Llanarth. The vehicle involved was a white Mitsubishi L200 pick up, police said.