Back in the Saddle - Stanley Codd(centre) of Darley Dale is presented with his eco-friendly electric bike by Scott Snaith and James Littlewood of 50 Cycles.com after taking part in the Central News comnpetition Bike to the Future.
Back in the Saddle - Stanley Codd(centre) of Darley Dale is presented with his eco-friendly electric bike by Scott Snaith and James Littlewood of 50 Cycles.com after taking part in the Central News comnpetition Bike to the Future.

Pensioner's cycle prize
A DARLEY DALE man finally realised a boyhood ambition by winning his first ever brand new bike.
Stanley Codd, aged 80, was the lucky winner of an environmentally friendly electric bike after entering a competion run by 50 Cycles.

The Bike to the Future competition was based around current environmental hot topics and ran every night on ITV Central News.

Mr Codd said: "It is a magnificent bike and will do about 20 to 30 miles when charged up, if you use your legs it will go a bit further.

"The bike arrived with the snow though so I have not had a chance to use it yet but I am looking forward to getting out on it."

Mr Codd cycled to work for 30 years but has not used a cycle for the past 40 years.

He said: "It was a really pleasant surprise, I have never won anything before and this is my first ever brand new bike.

"The last one cost me £3 second hand."

14 February 2007
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