Inspirational athlete Dom in bike-athon

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Aspiring Paralympic athlete Dominic Hurley got on his bike for charity as he pedalled on the spot during a 10-hour cycle-athon in aid of Comic Relief.

Dominic, who lives in Rotherham with wife Doreen and 11-month-old daughter Nina, suffered a severe head injury after falling off a moped in 1994.

Dominic was a student at Birmingham University and was living near Ayia Napa in Cyprus on a year abroad when the accident happened.

He has been defying the odds and cycling for over five years.

The inspirational athlete has taken part in several races and charity events. Altogether he has raised more than £50,000 for various charities – but he doesn’t intend to stop there.

Dominic held his 10-hour bike ride at Meadowhall shopping centre and finished at 8pm on Friday.

He had 10 other fixed bikes with him and offered spinning classes to energetic shoppers.

Each session lasted an hour and participants made donations to take part.

Dominic was joined by Energie Gym in Rotherham, Rotherham Titans Rugby Team and Dinnington Racing Club for cycling stints.