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Cyclist dies after falling ill during charity ride in Wales

Michael Gronow suffered suspected cardiac arrest while taking part in CARTEN100 ride from Cardiff to Tenby

A cyclist ​has died from a suspected cardiac arrest while participating in a major charity cycling event in Wales yesterday.

The Pembrokeshire Herald reports that Michael Gronow, aged 51, collapsed during the Carten100 event, which covers 100 miles from Cardiff to Tenby.

He was reported to have fallen ill soon after riding through Johnstown in Carmarthenshire.

Although emergency services were reported to have been swiftly on the scene, they were unable to revive the stricken rider.

Organisers of the event, which this year marked its 20th anniversary and attracts around 1,000 riders, passed on their condolences to Mr Gronow’s family.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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don simon fbpe | 1 month ago

RIP brother.

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