A cyclist has died after being involved in a collision with a motorcycle in Nottingham this morning.
Nottinghamshire Police were called just after 7.30am following the collision between a motorbike and a pedal cycle on Crown Island at the junction of Wollaton Road and Middleton Boulevard.
The 52-year old female cyclist and the motorcyclist – a 31-year old man – were taken to Nottingham’s Queens Medical Centre for treatment for their injuries.
The woman was pronounced dead shortly afterwards, while the male motorcyclist remains in a critical condition in hospital.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 94 of Tuesday 21 April.
The cyclist has this evening been identified as Sally Shalloe, 52, of Barton Lane, Attenborough. Ms Shalloe was a research fellow at the University of Nottingham.
The motorcyclist remains in serious condition in Queens Medical Centre.
John has been writing about bikes and cycling for over 30 years since discovering that people were mug enough to pay him for it rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work.
He was heavily involved in the mountain bike boom of the late 1980s as a racer, team manager and race promoter, and that led to writing for Mountain Biking UK magazine shortly after its inception. He got the gig by phoning up the editor and telling him the magazine was rubbish and he could do better. Rather than telling him to get lost, MBUK editor Tym Manley called John’s bluff and the rest is history.
Since then he has worked on MTB Pro magazine and was editor of Maximum Mountain Bike and Australian Mountain Bike magazines, before switching to the web in 2000 to work for CyclingNews.com. Along with road.cc founder Tony Farrelly, John was on the launch team for BikeRadar.com and subsequently became editor in chief of Future Publishing’s group of cycling magazines and websites, including Cycling Plus, MBUK, What Mountain Bike and Procycling.
John has also written for Cyclist magazine, edited the BikeMagic website and was founding editor of TotalWomensCycling.com before handing over to someone far more representative of the site's main audience.
He joined road.cc in 2013. He lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.