Woman cyclist killed on charity ride from Lands End to John O'Groats was top England rower | London Evening Standard

(Left image) Anna Roots, right, on the ride with her friend Rebekah Edgar and (right image) with fellow rowers

A woman cyclist knocked down and killed on a charity ride from Lands End to John O’Groats was an elite rower who had represented England.
Anna Roots, 34, whose husband Ian is a top British rowing coach, was taking part in a 12-day charity cycle ride with a friend when she was hit by a lorry.
She was raising money for leukaemia and lymphoma research when the accident occurred on a stretch of the A836 at Bettyhill in Sutherland, Scotland, on Saturday afternoon.
Mrs Roots died at the scene.