Michael Gledhill will face Leeds Crown Court on January 22

A man has been charged with causing the death by dangerous driving of Huddersfield CTC chairman John Radford.

Michael Gledhill, 23, from Holmfirth appeared before Kirklees Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, according to .

John Radford suffered severe brain damage when he was allegedly hit by a car on his way home from a bike ride on July 31 2013.

After he died on November 5 2014, the post mortem indicated his death was connected with the incident.

Gledhill did not enter a plea. His case was sent to Leeds Crown Court where he will appear on January 22.

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Our official grumpy Northerner, John has been riding bikes for over 30 years since discovering as an uncoordinated teen that a sport could be fun if it didn't require you to catch a ball or get in the way of a hulking prop forward.

Road touring was followed by mountain biking and a career racing in the mud that was as brief as it was unsuccessful.

Somewhere along the line came the discovery that he could string a few words together, followed by the even more remarkable discovery that people were mug enough to pay for this rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work. He's pretty certain he's worked for even more bike publications than Mat Brett.

The inevitable 30-something MAMIL transition saw him shift to skinny tyres and these days he lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.