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Cycling Injuries Around the Bay in a Day Heart Attacks, Bicycle Alone Accidents/ Bike Falls Bicycle Network Victoria The Age

"The male cyclist, aged in his mid-50s, was airlifted to the Alfred Hospital in a serious but stable condition after he was given CPR by a passing motorist."

"Just before 8.30am a man in his 40s suffered a heart attack as he was riding on the Princes Freeway near Avalon.


He also received head injuries when he fell from his bicycle."



"We got 25 cases from the bike ride and those included all sorts of cuts and abrasions. 

Literally people have fallen off their bikes or clipped a car or something else," MAS spokesman Ray Rowe said.



Two heart attacks at Vic cycling event

October 15, 2006 - 6:24PM
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Two cyclists suffered heart attacks and 25 others had minor injuries in Melbourne's Around the Bay event on Sunday.
A Metropolitan Ambulance Service (MAS) spokesman said a "wide variety of injuries" were treated by ambulance staff during the event, which attracted an estimated 14,000 cyclists.
They rode throughout the day, on routes between 42 and 250 kilometres long, around Port Phillip Bay.
"We got 25 cases from the bike ride and those included all sorts of cuts and abrasions. Literally people have fallen off their bikes or clipped a car or something else," MAS spokesman Ray Rowe said.
"We've also had two cardiac arrests."
The first occurred just before 7am (AEST) on the Princes Freeway at Little River, near Geelong.
The male cyclist, aged in his mid-50s, was airlifted to the Alfred Hospital in a serious but stable condition after he was given CPR by a passing motorist.
Just before 8.30am a man in his 40s suffered a heart attack as he was riding on the Princes Freeway near Avalon.
He also received head injuries when he fell from his bicycle.
He was recovering in the Geelong Hospital.
The annual Around The Bay event aims to raise $500,000 for the Smith Family charity from sponsors of cyclists who choose to ride 42km, 100km, 210km or 250km.

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