Family pay tribute to Anglesey cyclist who ‘doted’ on his two grandchildren

THE family of a husband and father who died following a crash was a retired palliative care consultant at Ysbyty Gwynedd.

Andy Fowell, 66, lived in Llangoed on Anglesey.

He died following the incident on the A4086 between Pen-y-pass and Nant Peris on Saturday morning.

Mr Fowell was married to Anne. They had two children, Rachel and Richard.

Paying tribute, Mr Fowell’s family said in a statement: “Andy Fowell was a retired Palliative Care Consultant at Ysbyty Gwynedd, having moved to Anglesey in 1997 to take up the post and set up the Palliative Care Service for North Wales.

“Married for 43 years to Anne, they have two children Rachel and Richard. He was a proud father to both and doted on his two grandchildren, Fraser and Tilly.

“Andy was a passionate cyclist, and only two and a half years ago with his two friends, Steve and Rodger, cycled from Istanbul to Anglesey, raising £25,000 for St David’s Hospice and The Motor Neurone Disease Association.

“His previous interests included rock climbing, paragliding, and more recently rowing, running, golf, sailing, art, music and an avid reader.

“Andy will be sorely missed, his dry sense of humour and wit amusing all.

“The family would like to thank everyone at the scene of the accident for all their help and all the emergency services.”

Officers continue to appeal for witnesses to the crash which occurred shortly after 11.30am on Saturday, September 25 which involved a cyclist and a bus.

Sergeant Raymond Williams of the Roads Policing Unit said: “I offer my profound sympathies to the family of the cyclist, who are being supported by specially trained officers at this difficult time.”

Anybody who may have witnessed the collision who are yet to contact police, or anybody who may have been travelling along the A4086 and who may have dash cam, is urged to contact officers at the Roads Policing Unit via the website or via 101, quoting reference number 21000668047.

North Wales Chronicle | Anglesey