"One Punch" Victim Bike Ride

The family and friends of a man who died after being punched during a night out in Nottingham are cycling almost 200 miles in his memory.

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James Hodgkinson's father talks about the 'One Punch' campaign

by ITV Central

A campaign launched by Nottingham Police, received extra support this afternoon, as 25 cyclists biked 200 miles in memory of James Hodgkinson, who died after being punched in Nottingham.

The campaign, One Punch was launched in December, prompted by the death of James.

They hope to raise awareness that one punch can prove fatal.

James's father, who joined the cyclists on their ride from Suffolk, is hoping to raise awareness of fighting.

The moment the cycle ride in memory of James Hodgkinson arrived in Nottingham

The family and friends of a man who died after being punched during a night out in Nottingham in July last year have cycled almost 200 miles in his memory.

Around twenty-five members of his family and friends arrived this afternoon in Nottingham, after a two-day bike ride that started in Suffolk on Friday.

James Hodgkinson, 28, had travelled from London with his brother and father to watch a cricket match at Trent Bridge. As the three men enjoyed a drink at a bar in the Old Market Square, James was punched in an unprovoked attack. He fell to the floor and hit his head, and later died in hospital.

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Cycle ride in memory of James Hodgkinson

by ITV Central

The family and friends of a man who died after being punched during a night out in Nottingham in July last year have cycled almost 200 miles in his memory.

A warm welcome from friends and family Credit: ITV Central

James Hodgkinson, 28, had travelled from London with his brother and father to watch a cricket match at Trent Bridge. As the three men enjoyed a drink at a bar in the Old Market Square, James was punched in an unprovoked attack. He fell to the floor and hit his head, and later died in hospital.

Around twenty-five members of his family and friends arrived in Old Market Square in Nottingham after a two-day bike ride that started in Suffolk on Friday.

Cyclists after 200 mile bike ride Credit: ITV Central
Cyclists arriving in Nottingham Credit: ITV Central