A TRIAL following a tragedy when a spectator died after being struck by an out of control cycle in North Wales will be held in June.

Judge Rhys Rowlands conducted a pre-trial review at Mold Crown Court yesterday.

He confirmed that the trial would start on June 4 and was expected to last four weeks.

The judge said 40 people would be summonsed to court for the first day so a jury of 12 could be selected.

Not guilty pleas were previously entered by organisers of a Borderline Downhill Series Mountain Biking event at Llangollen.

The British Cycling Federation, an official and a marshal at the event back in August 2014 are being prosecuted by Denbighshire Council.

It follows the death of 29-year-old spectator Judith Garrett, who had been at the event to watch her boyfriend compete.

The charge against the British Cycling Federation, based at Stuart Street in Manchester, alleges that on August 31, 2014, at Tan y Craig Farm in Llangollen, it failed to conduct its undertaking in such a way as to ensure the health and safety of people attending.

Race official Michael Marsden, 40, of Gressingham Drive in Lancaster, is alleged to have failed to conduct the event in such a way that people including Miss Garrett were not exposed to risk.

It is alleged that he failed to ensure the safety of spectators at the competition.

The indictment was changed in court and James Hill QC said two charges against Marsden - failing to provide marshals with adequate training regarding the safety of spectators and failing to report the death of Miss Garrett - had been deleted.

A marshal, Kevin Ian Duckworth, 41 of Addison Street in Accrington, Lancashire, is alleged to have failed to ensure that his health and safety duties as a marshal were complied with.

Judith Garrett, 29, of Prudhoe, Northumberland, had been living with her boyfriend’s family at Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear.

She was airlifted to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire in Stoke but died the following day from major head injuries.