Bike ride in support of injured cyclist

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Cyclists from the area are being encouraged to join a social ride on Wednesday evening to show support for a local rider injured a week ago.

John Radford, 69, of Meltham, Huddersfield, is a well known figure in the cycling community and has organised many events, working locally and nationally as a CTC Councillor, and organising and taking part in many events himself.

Mr Radford was hit by a car in New Mill last Wednesday. He had returned from taking part in the marathon London-Edinburgh-London ride on Monday evening.

He is currently in a serious condition in Leeds General Infirmary.

The 6.5 mile ride on Wednesday will leave St George’s Square, Huddersfield at 6pm and is a way of friends and fellow cyclists showing support and solidarity for Mr Radford and his family.

The ride will be led by his daughters Emma and Helen and a collection will be taken in Support of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, which airlifted him to hospital. The ride is being supported by Mirfield councillor and Mayor of Kirklees, Coun Martyn Bolt.

If you need further details please contact Coun Bolt by email on or call 0752 898 8817.