THE FAMILY of a man that died after a cycling accident in Penarth have thanked everyone for their support in a touching tribute to their "dearly loved son and brother".

Cyclist Martin Trinder, who was aged 25 and from Cardiff, died following an accident on St Augustine's Crescent on Wednesday, July 16.

Police had appealed for information to help identify Mr Trinder after he was taken to the University Hospital Wales for treatment to his injuries.

Mr Trinder, who suffered serious injuries from the accident, died on Tuesday, July 22.

His family said in a statement released by South Wales Police:

“Jonathan, Karen and Kim Trinder and family would like to thank all Martin's friends and colleagues in South Wales for their great kindness and support following the tragic loss of our most dearly loved son and brother Martin, following a cycling accident in July, in Penarth.

“All the efforts made by those who attended the funeral service and reception on Friday, August 8, in York are very much appreciated, as are the very generous contributions made to the HeadFirst brain injury charity, which totalled £1,558."

They also thanked everyone that cared for Mr Trinder following the accident:

“Sincere thanks also go to the off-duty nurse and the Paramedics who tended Martin at the scene of the accident; the staff in the Critical Care Directorate at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff for the wonderful care given to Martin and officers of South Wales Police.

“Serious Collision Investigation Unit for their help and sensitivity in dealing with the case; and to GE Aviation of Caerphilly for their very kind gesture of providing a coach to enable so many of Martin's colleagues to attend his funeral in York.

“We are hugely grateful to everyone concerned, thank you.”