This Sunday (7th May) local cyclists will ride 100 laps of the Halesowen Cycling Club track in the Charlie Craig Memorial. Charlie Craig, a promising young national cyclist, passed away suddenly in January of this year.
Charlie was the Under-16 National Trophy Cyclocross Series Champion and Team GB apprentice when he died suddenly in his sleep.
Friends and teammates of Charlie knew him as a talented competitor and a valued friend. They wished to pay tribute to him by creating this fundraising event at the Manor Abbey track.
The money raised will go to the charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).
Since its formation in 1995, CRY has been working to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD). CRY supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions and offers bereavement support to families affected by YSCD. CRY promotes and develops heart screening programmes and funds medical research. CRY publishes and distributes medical information written by leading cardiologists for the general public. CRY funds fast track referral, screening and cardiac pathology services at leading UK hospitals.
Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die of un-diagnosed heart conditions.
To support this event or for more information head to the Halesowen Cycling Club website.