Family pay tribute to 'always smiling' cyclist who died in collision with a Jeep near Bridgend

The family of a cyclist who died in a collision with a Jeep have spoken of their ''profound shock'' at the father of two's death.

David ''Davey'' Jones, 41, from Pencoed, died in the collision on the A48 early on Wednesday morning.

In a statement, the family of Mr Jones described him as a ''hard worker who never let anything get him down.''

The statement said: ''To us he was just one of those people who was so down to earth and always first to offer help to anyone.

''Everybody who knew just got on with him as he always had a smile on his face. He was such a hard worker and never let anything get him down.

''He was a keen cyclist and was out that day keeping to his fitness regime before he started another hard day's work.

''He has died doming something that he loved and we as a family take some comfort in that.

''He was a father of two beautiful young children who are both now heartbroken with the loss of their Dad. He worshipped both his parents and adored by all of his family.

''He is going to be missed by all his family and friends and looking at the Facebook comments we didn't realise how much of our community he had touched.

''As a family we would like to thank everybody for all their kind words and support and would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the emergency services who attended the scene and tried their best to help Davey.''

South Wales Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident or for anyone who saw the Jeep being driven prior to the collision to contact them.