Shrewsbury charity cyclist dies after fall

A Shrewsbury father-of-three has died after falling off his cycle on a high-speed descent while training for a charity event.

Gary Brierley
Gary Brierley

A Shrewsbury father-of-three has died after falling off his cycle on a high-speed descent while training for a charity event.

Gary Brierley, of Pendle Way, Meole Brace, , suffered major head injuries in Wales on Sunday, coming off his bike at about 40mph near Dinas Mawddwy in Snowdonia.

A doctor travelling behind Mr Brierley gave immediate first aid and paramedics later took him to Aberystwyth Hospital, before he was airlifted to Cardiff University Hospital. He died at 5.30am yesterday from his injuries.

The 44-year-old had been training with five friends for a challenge which would have seen him riding for charity from John O'Groats to Land's End next month.

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Comments for: "Shrewsbury charity cyclist dies after fall"

Colin.D.

How sad. My sympathy to his family. Very tragic to lose ones life trying to do some good for others.

Tracey Blackmore

What an absolute tragedy to happen to such a lovely family. There are simply no words to express how devestated we all are. All our love and thoughts go to Sue, Jack, Lara and George. RIP

Brenda

I was so sad to read this story - what a huge loss to Gary's family and the community. Just doesn't seem fair that a person who devotes his time and energy to charity is taken from this world.

My deepest sympathy to his family even though I do not know them.

Remember all the wonderful times and his "life" will go on through his donation to the Childrens Hospital.

God bless

michael

my condolcences to the family especially the children. my wife was called into birmingham early yesterday morning to recieve a kidney transplant .she has been very ill for 18 years,hopefully her new kidney will take. i have mixed blessings and am crying whilst i write this. for her it will be a new life she has yet to live . she fell ill aged just 16.we both love the snowdonia region and both me and my father are keen cyclists . i would like some more details about the charity ride so i can help . again , so sorry to hear of your loss. x