THE CYCLIST who was taken to the Princess of Wales Hospital following a collision with a Vauxhall Corsa on the A4063 between Llangynwyd and Coytrahen in the early hours of Sunday, 28th July, has died as a result of his injuries on the afternoon of Monday, 29th July, surrounded by his loving family.
The family of the 32-year-old man from Caerau, Maesteg, known as Mikey have paid the following tributes to him:
His ex-wife Sarah said: “My beautiful husband Michael (Mikey) and father to our three beautiful children was a rock to us all.
“He had a wicked personality, me and the kids are going to miss you dearly and wish you didn’t have to go. We are going to make you so proud of us all. Be the brightest shining star in the sky so we know that you are near and are still looking after us like you always did.
“You weren’t just my husband you were soul mate, a father to our beautiful babies.
I had 19 years of being your wife and what wonderful years they were.
“I knew from the day I met you that you were the one and I was not letting you get away. When you asked me to marry you I couldn’t believe it, all my dreams had come true, and then we started our little family and ended up with three beautiful children which I know you are very proud of and that they too are proud to call you their daddy.
“You are not in pain anymore you were taken way too soon. Sleep tight to the love of my life and daddy to our babies.”
Mikey’s Nanny said: “Michael was the bane of my life, but I will always love him and I’m going to miss him for the rest of my life.”
Michael brothers and sister also paid tribute to him: “Mikey was an amazing brother. He was always there to help us brothers and his sister but he was an even more amazing uncle.
“His niece and nephews loved him very much and we are all going to miss him so much.”
Mikey’s mum Cheryl said: “He was one of a kind, a loving son who will be sadly missed.”
Further tributes from cousins and aunty: “He had a kind, loving heart and will be sadly missed.”
South Wales Police is continuing to investigate the collision. The 20-year-old man who was driving the Corsa was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving while over the legal limit. He has been released under investigation.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision or anyone who may have seen the cyclist or vehicle in the area prior to the incident to contact them on 101 and quote reference number 1900275864.