Charity hero in coma after heart attack
A RETIRED policeman who has raised thousands for charity through international bike rides is in a coma after having a heart attack while cycling.
Grandad Phil Buckley, who turned 69 last Thursday, worked closely with Oldham's Asian community during his decades on the beat and even learned to speak some Urdu and Sylheti.
The former racing cyclist, who won a silver medal in the 1971 UK National Track Championships, raised thousands for charities including the Just Help Foundation through trips across Bangladesh on a mountain bike.
He had a heart attack during a bike ride in Oldham... read more
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