Wheel of fortune

Sponsored bike ride in memory of cyclist Tommy Berry organised by his daughter Sarah, who also completed her own challenge aboard a spinner cycle at the Brocket Pub

Sponsored bike ride in memory of cyclist Tommy Berry organised by his daughter Sarah, who also completed her own challenge aboard a spinner cycle at the Brocket Pub

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THOUSANDS of pounds have been raised in memory of a Wigan Athletic fan who died in a cycling accident earlier this year.

In what was a fitting tribute to Tommy Berry, a host of family and friends took to their bikes for a charity ride in the name of the much-missed 58-year-old.

Plumber and former Latics Juniors coach Mr Berry, of Rivington Avenue, Swinley, was killed in a road smash in March while riding his bike through the Lancashire village of Croston.

A husband and father, Mr Berry was a huge Wigan Athletic fan with many friends, many of whom took part in the cycle ride from Wigan to Southport to raise money for road safety charity Brake.

Organised by Tudor Heating North West, the trek saw the group leave the Brocket Arms on Mesnes Road, while Tommy’s fitness instructor daughter Sarah spent the length of the ride cycling the equivalent distance on a stationary spinning bike at the pub.

She was given plenty of support from regulars and there was even a celebrity visit from rugby legend Chris Joynt.

Sarah also collected for Brake while at the Brocket.

People can still donate by visiting www.justgiving.com/Sarah-Berry1