A CYCLING club has raised hundreds of pounds in memory of a dad-of-three killed in a hit and run.

North Cheshire Clarion Club held two long-distance cycle rides to support the brain injury charity Headway after former club member Terry Brown died after being struck by a car in Bold Heath, while cycling to work in 2014.

Keen cyclist Mr Brown, 47, suffered a serious head injury and died in Aintree Hospital.

North Cheshire Clarion Club organised two rides of 100 miles and 125 miles through Cheshire and Shropshire taking in places with 'mere' in their name such as Delamere, Ellesmere and Mere.

Cycling club secretary Neil Shand, who works as a senior process engineer at Operational UK in Daresbury, said: “Terry Brown was a popular and well-respected man.

“In holding the Mere-themed cycle rides, we wanted to support the Headway charity. It helped support Terry's family and does excellent work on all issues relating to brain injury, from helping victims' families to supporting professional and medical research.

“The two rides were well-supported with 130 cyclists taking part, both members and visitors. The rides raised £170 and the club then added more, making a total donation of £350 to Headway.”

North Cheshire Clarion Club holds a range of events including road and off-road cycling, road and track races and time trials.

Motorist Michael Rollaston, 39, from Warwickshire, was convicted by a jury at Liverpool Crown Court in 2015 of causing Mr Brown's death by dangerous driving and was jailed for seven years.