Bradley Wiggins attends Leeds memorial cycle ride

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Tour de France hero Bradley Wiggins was among the riders at a charity ride in memory of of a promising Leeds cyclist who died at the age of 15.

Lewis Barry, who was known as Spadger, was a talented rider from Garforth who died of sudden arrhythmic death syndrome in June 2010.

Around 1,000 cyclists set out on he the 48-mile circular route from Lotherton Hall near Aberford, among them Sir Bradley, who travelled to the event from his home near Wigan.

The ride, which marks Lewis’s memory and raises funds for two charities, passed through Church Fenton, Selby, Cawood, Thorner, Scoles and Aberford before returning to Lotherton Hall.

Lewis’s father Mark Barry said one of the aims of the ride was to help raise awareness of Lewis’s medical condition and to promote research.

Lewis was a pupil at what was Garforth Community College and had been cycling seriously since he was 11 years old.

The teenager had been expected one day to ride for Great Britain.

Lewis came from a cycling family; his father Mark took part in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles and his mother Carol is a former national cycling champion.

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