A pedestrian has died following a collision with a cyclist near Harrogate yesterday morning.
North Yorkshire Police say the collision happened at 7.40am on Saturday morning in Dacre Banks.
The pedestrian, named as 79-year-old George Redpath from Darley, had parked his car opposite the shop and was crossing the road when he was involved in a collision with what police described as a “red racing cycle” that was being ridden towards Summerbridge.
He was taken to Leeds General Hospital, with police confirming this afternoon that he died as a result of his injuries.
The cyclist, a 62-year-old man who also comes from Darley, sustained a serious shoulder injury and was taken to Harrogate District Hospital, where he remains in a stable condition.
Police have appealed for witnesses and have asked anyone with information to call 101, select option 2, and ask for Rob Roberts quoting reference 12190156187.
Alternatively, he can be contacted on Rob.Roberts [at] northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.
Road traffic incidents in Great Britain in which a pedestrian is killed following a collision involving a cyclist are thankfully rare – around two a year on average, compared to more than 400 in which a motor vehicle is involved.
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.