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Driver admits causing death of Olympian Chris Boardman's mother

Carol Boardman suffered multiple injuries when she was hit by Liam Rosney's Mitsubishi pick-up truck Credit: Chris Boardman

A driver has pleaded guilty to causing the death of the mother of Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman.

Liam Rosney, 33, admitted causing the death by careless driving of Carol Boardman as his trial was due to start at Mold Crown Court on Monday.

He denied the more serious charge of causing death by dangerous driving.

Matthew Curtis, prosecuting, said the Crown had carefully considered the position and did not invite a trial in relation to the more serious charge.

Liam Rosney pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/PA Images

Ms Boardman, 75, whose cyclist son Chris won gold at the 1992 Olympics, suffered multiple injuries when she was hit by Mr Rosney's Mitsubishi pick-up truck after falling from her bike on a mini-roundabout in Connah's Quay, north Wales, in July 2016.

Writing on social media in 2016, Chris Boardman said: "Our mum was the most positive, outgoing person you could ever hope to meet and her generosity of spirit inspired everyone she met.

"Many of our childhood memories involve my mother and the outdoors, walking out over Hoylake sandbank, swimming in the deep gullies or hunting for fossils on Llandegla Moor in North Wales.

"Wanting to share her passion for cycling, even well into her 70s, she often took groups of young novices out on their first forays into North Wales.

"She leaves behind Keith, her partner for more than half a century, Lisa and I, and a large, loving family. We cannot yet conceive a world without her in it.

"We love you, Carol, may the wind be ever at your back."