Caernarfon cyclist Rhodri Hughes-Jones, 69, has died after riding into a chain suspended between two bollards whilst returning home after watching Monday’s Tour of Britain stage in Llandudno.
Hughes-Jones suffered serious head injuries as a result of the incident according to the Daily Post. He was cycling with fellow members of Clwb Beicio Menai, who attempted to resuscitate him at the scene after calling for an ambulance.
>> Struggling to get to the shops? Try 6 issues of Cycling Weekly magazine for just £6 delivered to your door <<
Clwb Beicio Menai member Dylan Bee was at the scene, and told the Daily Post: “We came into Caernarfon and had gone over the red bridge in Victoria Dock and he hit the chain between two bollards. He’s gone over the bollards and banged his head.”
“There was blood coming from a cut in his head. He was unconscious and totally unresponsive. His fingers had turned blue. It sounded like his heart had stopped.”
Paramedics resuscitated Hughes-Jones before he was taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor. He was then transferred to Stoke Hospital, where he died on Tuesday.
North Wales Police is appealing for witnesses to the incident to contact it by telephoning 101 and quoting reference R142007.
“Inquiries into the incident are continuing, however at this time it is believed the 69-year-old cyclist was riding near the Galeri when he was involved in a collision and sustained head injuries. Nobody else or any other vehicles are believed to have been involved,” said North Wales Police in a statement.