Cyclist dies in car crash during evening ride across Anglesey bridge

Cyclist father-of-three, 36, dies in crash with car after setting off on his daily lockdown bike ride across the Menai Suspension Bridge

  • Cyclist Robert Holmes, 36, went for an evening ride on Isle of Anglesey Friday
  • Involved in a collision with car was pronounced dead near Menai Bridge
  •  North Wales police appealing for witnesses near Pentraeth Road area at 9pm

A father-of-three has been killed on his daily cycle ride across one of Britain’s most stunning bridges.

The family of a cyclist Robert Holmes, 36, have said they are ‘heartbroken’ following the incident on the Isle of Anglesey.

The construction worker had gone out for his regular evening ride, which includes crossing the famous Menai Suspension Bridge, which connects the isle to Wales.

At around 9pm Friday, Mr Holmes was involved in a traffic collision on Pentraeth Road. 

The family of a cyclist Robert Holmes, 36, have said they are ‘heartbroken’ following the incident on the Isle of Anglesey

Police and ambulance crews attended the scene near to the bridge where Mr Holmes was pronounced dead.

The road was closed for 19 hours while investigations were carried out, and police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward. 

Mr Holmes, of Menai Bridge, regularly rode over the UNESCO World Heritage Site – designed by Thomas Telford and a Grade I listed structure. 

He leaves behind three sons, Aaron, Jack and Connor.

His parents said in a statement: ‘Our loving son, Robert Holmes died too soon at 36 years old, in a tragic road accident on Pentraeth Road. 

The construction worker had gone out for his regular evening ride, which includes crossing the famous Menai Suspension Bridge, which connects the isle to Wales

‘We are all heart broken. He will be dreadfully missed by his three boys Aaron, Jack and Connor and his whole family and friends.’ 

Police and ambulance crews attended the scene and the road was closed for 19 hours while investigations were carried out.

Sergeant Emlyn Hughes of North Wales Police Roads Policing Unit said: ‘Our sympathies go out to Mr Holmes’ family and friends at this difficult time.

‘We are appealing for any witnesses or those with dashcam that were in the area of Pentraeth Road, Menai Bridge between 8:45pm and 9.10pm last night.’

Anybody with information is asked to contact officers at the Roads Policing Unit on 101 or via live web chat quoting reference number Y049943.

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