First awards are handed out in memory of cyclist

Pictured at the presentation of the first Pete Hinchliffe Travel Award for Medics, in association with the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), are: (front, L-R) Robert Hinchliffe, Sarah Hinchliffe, Susan Hinchliffe, Rob Hinchliffe, (back, L-R) Dr Michael Papadakis, Dr Hari Raju, Dr Elijah Behr and Prof Sanjay Sharma.
Pictured at the presentation of the first Pete Hinchliffe Travel Award for Medics, in association with the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), are: (front, L-R) Robert Hinchliffe, Sarah Hinchliffe, Susan Hinchliffe, Rob Hinchliffe, (back, L-R) Dr Michael Papadakis, Dr Hari Raju, Dr Elijah Behr and Prof Sanjay Sharma.

TWO doctors have been awarded the first ever Pete Hinchliffe Travel Award for Medics in memory of a cyclist who died suddenly from heart problems when on his bike.

Pete’s parents Robert and Susan Hinchcliffe, from Conisbrough, along with his sister Sarah, and brother Rob presented the two London-based researchers with the award in association with the charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).

Dr Hari Raju and Dr Michael Papadakis were each awarded grants of £500 to help travel around the globe to showcase their research into heart conditions and continue their work.

Pete, from Balby, worked as a personal trainer and was a semi-professional road racer but died suddenly in 2010 aged 33 from an undiagnosed condition known as Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy. He had been married to Rebecca for just six months

Following his death, Pete’s family became involved with CRY, helping to raise funds to support its work and awareness of sudden cardiac death among young people.

Sarah, said: “We were determined to do something positive after Pete died to ensure that his memory lived on. He was such a positive person and liked by so many.”