Alex, a national-level time trialist, died unexpectedly while riding his bike in March 2019, aged 30. His family, now aim to raise money to help fund cardiac screenings in Alex’s memory.
Alex suffered a cardiac arrest just 20 minutes after setting off from home. His family have revealed the “devastation and ongoing pain” that a sudden cardiac death leaves behind.
His mum Audrey: “I can’t tell you the devastation, the shock. If you were to imagine a member of your family going out for a pleasant cycle ride – all the plans were made for what we were going to do when he got back – and they just don’t come back.
His family has raised a staggering £8,500 so far. In the hope to fund a CRY screening day for 100 young people aged 13-35 in North Wales. For every 300 people tested by CRY, one will be identified with a potentially life-threatening condition.
While raising awareness of heart conditions, Audrey also wants to highlight the benefits of cycling and sports in general both physically and mentally.
“Alex was kind and generous, witty and humorous, with a wide irresistible smile, an infectious giggle and great sense of adventure”.
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