Chris Boardman says his mother's death while cycling was a 'horrible irony'

Cycling advocate Chris Boardman talks about his mother, Carol, who died after a collision with a pick-up truck while cycling

Former Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman

Olympic gold medallist and cycling advocate Chris Boardman has described the death of his mother, Carol, while cycling as a 'horrible irony' given his close involvement with encouraging more people to cycle in Britain.

Carol Boardman died after a collision with a pick-up truck while she was cycling in North Wales in July.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.