Thursday, 29 June 2017


Marathon cyclist Steve Croton has completed a gruelling 900 mile charity ride across France – despite being in extreme pain throughout.
  On the first day of the two week venture Steve, 61, collided with a pedestrian only two miles into the ride. Though the walker was not seriously hurt, Steve injured his back and smashed his cycle helmet. The 20-year veteran member and chairman of the Erewash Valley Cycling Club managed to continue the ride, from Caen to Nice, while taking daily pain killers.
  Said Steve: “ The thought of not letting down my many sponsors for Cancer Research drove me on towards the finish.” He hopes to have raised around £1,700 for the charity, ridden in memory of his mother, Jean, who died from disease in 1978 aged just 41.
  “Steve’s determination to finish this marathon ride while suffering from his back injury showed true grit,” said Malcolm Griffin,  the Erewash Valley Cycling Club’s organising secretary. “I’m sure all our members are very proud of him.”
  Steve, from Ilkeston, was sponsored by the local Rotary Club, friends, neighbours, club members and workmates at R. A.  Labone  Co. Ltd. He rode with 18 other cyclists and a support team from the Glossop-based Peak Tours.

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