Cycling After A Heart Attack
Colwyn Bay CTC Cymru members recently welcomed John Birks from Macclesfield, who, with the support of the Stockport Health Promotion Unit, has formed the 'Second Chance Cycling Club' for patients recovering from heart attacks.
Seen here second from the left, John meets local rider Brian Butterworth who himself underwent cardiac surgery several years ago but continues to ride his bike regularly with his wife Sheila. There are other cyclists in the Colwyn Bay group with
Bike parked at Llandudno General Hospital. Will proper parking facilities there remain a pipe dream?
backgrounds of heart problems, but there is no NHS cycling initiative in North Wales similar to the Stockport one.
Local CTC representative Roy Spilsbury says:
"We still have a long way to go before health agencies act in a practical way to encourage cycling as part of a healthy everyday lifestyle."
See also the 'Overcoming Disability' section in Cycle Life.