624 mile bike ride for son

The father of a 14-year-old boy who died from Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) is cycling 624 miles in Rutland to raise awareness of the condition.

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What is Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome?

A father from Leicestershire is taking part in an audacious cycling endeavour in memory of his 14-year-old son who died suddenly from a condition which is killing many young people.

Steve Humphries is cycling 624 miles – the average amount of children who die of sudden death syndrome every year.

What is Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome?

  • Caused by irregularities in the heart beat which can cause sudden death in apparently healthy young people.
  • Warning signs include a family history of unexpected deaths under the age of 40, fainting or seizures during exercise or excitement, chest pain or shortness of breath during exercise.
  • The condition is often passed down from parent to child and around 12 young people die a week unexpectedly.

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