Keen cyclist gets on his bike for business award

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A keen cyclist who was born and bred in Whitby is one of three finalists in a national business competition.

Henry John Digby (37) runs Yorkshire Coast Cycles and has made it through to the finals of the competition which is being run by the Whitby Gazette’s parent company, Yorkshire Regional Newspapers.

He grew up in Grosmont and spent thousands of hours going around the once legendary Grosmont BMX track which has long since been knocked down.

It kicked off a love for cycling which saw him ride at Sleights, Great Ayton and further afield.

Prior to an elbow operation last year, Henry used to ride most days and is now working on regaining his fitness.

Although he no longer lives in Whitby, Henry still has many ties with the area.

His mother Diana (61) used to work at RAF Fylingdales and now works at Whitby Hospital and one of his brothers has worked as a baker at Bothams for over 20 years.

Henry has been fixing cycles for 20 years and his business now repairs bikes along the Yorkshire coast and villages on the moors seven days a week as well as selling new bikes.

Henry has a wife Steph and two children Beth (nine) and Max (six).