Tributes to GB triathlete Rebecca Comins, 52, killed 'doing what she loved' after her bike and van collide | The Sun

Tributes to GB triathlete Rebecca Comins, 52, killed 'doing what she loved' after her bike and van collide | The Sun

June 8, 2022

The family of a "beautiful" triathlete who was hit by a van while cycling have said she died "doing something she loved".

Rebecca Comins, 52, from Caldicot, was in a collision with a van while cycling along the A40 near Raglan in Monmouthshire, Wales last Thursday.



The crash with the white Vauxhall Movano happened at around 7.20pm and Ms Comins was pronounced dead at the scene.

The "caring and loving" mother-of-two had represented Great Britain in both European and world championships.

She came ninth in the 2018 Tartu ETU Triathlon European Championships, and 30th in the 2019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne.

Her family have paid a moving tribute to the athlete today.

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"Our beautiful Rebecca was taken from us on Thursday, June 2 doing something she loved," they said.

"She was a caring and loving wife to Stephen and an amazing mum to both George and Millie.

"We ask people to respect our privacy at this sad time and allow us to grieve as a family."

A member of Caldicot RFC posted on Twitter: "The committee, players and members of Caldicot RFC are saddened to hear of the tragic loss of Rebecca Comins.

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"Becky made a huge contribution to the club as our 1st team sports masseur and first aider.

"Our condolences and best wishes are extended to Steve, George, Millie and family."

A 47-year-old man from the Abergavenny area was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving.

He has been released under investigation as inquiries continue.

Gwent Police has called for anyone with information about the crash to get in touch.

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Those with dashcam footage of the A40 between between Abergavenny and Raglan from 7pm to 7.30pn on Thursday should also come forward.

To speak to cops call 101 quoting 2200184652.


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