A MAN had a cardiac arrest in his sleep the day after cycling 100km.

Glyn Whiting was at peak fitness in July 2015 when he suffered the cardiac arrest.

After three days in an induced coma he came round in Hereford Intensive Care Unit.

Mr Whiting then went to Birmingham for a triple by-pass and had a mini defibrillator fitted to his chest.

After 43 days he was fit to return home and begin his rehabilitation.

It was through this rehabilitation programme, run by Hereford Hospital’s Cardiac Rehab Team, that Glyn came across Herefordshire Heartstart.

Herefordshire Heartstart is a voluntary organisation, established in 1996, to teach the people of Herefordshire emergency life support skills.

These skills are the actions needed to keep someone alive until professional help arrives, which is essential in a rural community.

Mr Whiting has recently finished a 100-mile sportive in aid of Herefordshire Heartstart; raising more than £300.

If you would like to find out more about Herefordshire Heartstart email info@herefordshireheartstart.co.uk.