Former Port Talbot steelworker who loved taking part in sport killed when his bicycle collided with a car

A retired steelworker and dad described as a “well-known character” died when his bicycle collided with a car.

Philip Bamsey, known as Phil, died following the crash which happened in Afan Way, Port Talbot, at around 2pm on Wednesday, April 15.

The 67-year-old had worked at the steelworks in Port Talbot as a metallurgist from the age of 17 until he was aged 60.

He has left behind his wife Jan and his son Chris, as well as his siblings Diane, Ken, Dennis, Robert and Malcolm. Sadly his younger sister Elaine died two years ago.

His family have described Mr Bamsey as a “well-known character” who would “take the time to speak with anyone”.

In a tribute they said: “Phil had a love for all sports and in particular running, having been a member of the Neath Harriers club for many years.

“He also had a love of swimming, cycling and the Aberavon Rugby Quiz team in which he took part every Thursday evening.

“He was a well-known character as he would take the time to speak with anyone.

“His family and friends, are all devastated by this tragic incident, he will be sorely missed as he lived life to the full.

“We wish to thank witnesses who assisted the emergency services in trying to save his life.”

South Wales Police is appealing for any witnesses of the crash, anyone who may have dashcam footage, or who may have witnessed the manner of driving of the Ford Fiesta or the bicycle prior to the crash, to get in touch with the roads policing unit on 101, quoting occurrence 2000128017.

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