Woman admits causing death of cyclist in Sheffield

Eric Codling who was killed in an RTC on Whirlowdale Road.
Eric Codling who was killed in an RTC on Whirlowdale Road.

A woman motorist has admitted causing the death of a Sheffield cyclist in the city.

Emma Egan, aged 26, originally from Dewsbury but now living at St Helier’s Road, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving following a collision on Whirlowdale Road, Whirlow, on November 3.

She knocked cyclist Eric Codling, 55, from Millhouses, from his bike as he was out riding - killing him instantly.

Egan is to be sentenced next month.

Eric, who had been married to his wife Karen for 15 years and was a dad to young daughters Grace and Eve, was on his regular Sunday morning ride when tragedy struck.

Karen, from Periwood Avenue, Millhouses, described Eric ‘as one of a kind’ following his death and spoke of his love for his children.

“He would have done anything for us,” she said.

Eric, who worked as a painter and decorator for Ponsford furniture store, was from Middlesborough originally.

He was a ‘sports mad’ Middlesborough FC fan and went running and cycling most days.

He took part in an organised run in Graves Park run every Saturday and was an amateur photographer.