Leeds & West Yorkshire

Cycling champion Ray Eden dies after Doncaster attack

A man who died after an alleged assault in Doncaster was a former international cycling champion, it has emerged.

Ray Eden, 42, won the national 100-mile time-trial cycling championship in 1995 at his second attempt, and represented Britain four times in stage racing.

He suffered head injuries in an incident near his home in Scawthorpe on 18 March and died three days later.

Luke Jolly, 24, of Scawthorpe, is due at crown court on Tuesday charged with causing grievous bodily harm.

Mr Eden was also a keen rower, but found he had a talent for cycling while working as a bike courier in London.

He worked for cycle firm Planet X.

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