Tributes have been paid to a cyclist who died after being hit by a Jeep in Bridgend.

David “Davey” Jones, 41, from the Pencoed area of Bridgend, was involved in the crash at around 5.50am on Wednesday, May 27.

The 41-year-old had been out cycling before work when it happened on the A48 Crack Hill.

His family released a tribute through South Wales Police.

They said: “We are in profound shock in the sudden death of Davey. To us he was just one of those people who was so down to earth and always first to offer help to anyone.

“Everybody who knew [him] just got on with him as he always had smile on his face. He was such a hard worker and never let anything get him down.

“He was a keen cyclist and was out that day keeping to his fitness regime before he started another hard day’s work.

“He has died doing something that he loved and we as a family take some comfort in that.

“He was a father of two beautiful young children who are both now heartbroken with the loss of their Dad. He worshipped both his parents and was adored by all of his family.

“As a family we would like to thank everybody for all their kind words and support and would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the emergency services who attended the scene and tried their best to help Davey.”

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the incident or to the manner in which the Jeep was being driven prior to the collision to contact them or anyone with dash cam footage to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact South Wales Police on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 and quote reference 2000183468 .