Welsh Police and Ambulance crews were called upon for assistance when a participant in the Dougie Mac Bike Ride collapsed at the roadside, mid-morning on the A5 near Llangollen, on Sunday 7th May 2017. Organisers later learnt that the cyclist had sadly died at the scene.
Chief Executive David Webster commented
“I have been made aware that other participant’s in the event stopped and tried to help the cyclist whilst waiting for the arrival of the emergency services; we thank everyone for their kindness and genuine display of consideration for their fellow event participant, who was not known to them personally. We share their sadness and deep regret that nothing could be done to help the cyclist.
“Ultimately, though, our thoughts and hearts go out to the family and friends of the cyclist, we extend our deepest condolences on their sad and untimely loss”.
Participants at the Dougie Mac Bike Ride have commented on the day and on social media sites how well the event was organised and the robust contingency plans put into action when the terrible situation arose.
Karen McKenzie, Hospice Director of Income Generation, praised the staff and volunteers for the exemplary way they carried on with the day and supported all those affected by the situation.