Gary Speed anniversary

It's one year since the death of Wales football manager Gary Speed. Former Wales international Matty Jones has completed a 24-hour static cycle ride in his memory.

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Gary Speed remembered

It's a year to the day since Wales Manager Gary Speed was found dead in his home. Figures from across the sporting world have been remembering the former midfielder, whose clubs included Leeds, Everton and Newcastle. In Llanelli, one of his former teammates completed his own special tribute.

Our Sports Correspondent Richard Morgan has this report.

Hartson joins Speed memorial challenge

Wales Assistant Manager John Hartson is the latest sports star to join former Wales international Matty Jones in his memorial challenge in memory of late friend Gary Speed.

Jones, who was a close friend of the former Wales Manager is attempting to cycle for 24 hours on a fixed bike in Llanelli.

Hartson's visit follows support from other friends of Speed's, current Wales Mananger Chris Coleman and captain Ashley Williams.


Matthew Jones: My challenges in memory of Gary Speed

Former Wales international footballer Matthew Jones is undertaking a 24 hour static cycling ride in his home town of Llanelli to pay tribute to his former team mate and former Welsh manager Gary Speed.

Jones is raising money for Speed's favorite charities - the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and the John Hartson Foundation.

"His memory will never die" he told ITV Wales.

"Gary will always be there in my mind and during this challenge that I've set myself".

"I know it's going to be very very difficult, but I'm sure that Gary's memory, and some of the motivational things he said to me over the years, will really push me on the end of this"

Gary Speed: Matthew Jones's 24hr cycle challenge

Gary Speed's former team mate Matthew Jones has completed a host of challenges in his memory Credit: Dean Thomas/ITV News Wales

Former Wales international Matthew Jones has a begun a 24-hour fixed cycle ride at a branch of Tesco in Llanelli, as the anniversary of Gary Speed's death approaches.

Jones - who was a close friend of the late Wales manager - has been raising money for charity over the last year by running the London Marathon, several half-marathons and a skydive.

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