Family of cyclist Alex Jones reveal the ‘devastation and ongoing pain’ a sudden cardiac death leaves

Alex’s family are raising money for cardiac screenings, after the 30-year-old died while riding his bike

Alex Jones was an accomplished time triallist
Alex Jones was an accomplished time trialist
(Image credit: Family of Alex Jones)

The family of cyclist Alex Jones have revealed the “devastation and ongoing pain” that a sudden cardiac death leaves behind. 

Alex, a national-level time trialist, died unexpectedly while riding his bike in March 2019, after suffering a cardiac arrest just 20 minutes after setting off from home. 

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.