A MEMORIAL bike ride and fundraiser for a Rhyl cyclist has been postponed.

On Saturday, March 28, more than 35 cyclists were due to come together at the roundabout on South Drive, Rhyl, to mark 12 months since and complete the ride Alex was on when died aged 30.

The memorial was also intended to be a fundraiser seeking £5,000 of ring fenced funds for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) charity, to provide 100 free heart screenings for young people in North Wales. Alongside Alex’s parents Audrey and Gareth Jones, the group also planned to hold a garage sale of Alex’s bike parts and equipment.

Mrs Jones, said: "We have postponed the Memorial Ride in view of the latest guidance on Covid-19.

"It is unfortunate that we need to do this but to go ahead in the circumstances would I feel have been irresponsible."

From Rhyl the cyclists were scheduled to head through Rhuddlan to St Asaph and along the A525 past the crematorium. The cyclists will then follow the B5381 to Betws-yn-Rhos, up Dolwen Hill and on to Black Cat roundabout through Mochdre, onto the Promenade and back.

Mrs Jones added: "Hopefully within the next few months we will be able to arrange another date - everything is still in place to get things going again. The garage sale will be held over for the re-arranged ride.

"The goal is to raise enough money to fund a free screening event for young people in North West Wales. Having experienced the devastation of losing our son in this way we want to do what we can to raise awareness and support CRY’s work to cut sudden young cardiac deaths.

"It's a bit of a blow to the fundraising but in the meantime anyone wishing to make a donation to the Alex’s CRY Memorial Fund can still donate."

The campaign has raised £1,510 to date, to donate click here.