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Cyclist found seriously injured on Buttertubs Pass has died in hospital

Police are appealing for information from anyone who saw the man, in his 50s, cycling on Sunday morning

A  cyclist found seriously injured on Buttertubs Pass in the Yorkshire Dales at the weekend has died of his injuries.

The man, in his 50s, was found on Sunday 4 October at around 11.40am by a passing motorist, about 200m from the hill summit. He was taken to James Cook hospital in Middlesbrough where he died on Monday 5 October.

Police believe he was cycling from the direction of Hawes towards Muker. He was wearing a white helmet, fluorescent yellow t-shirt and dark shorts, and was riding a silver Canyon bike.

Police have renewed an appeal for information.

Traffic Sergeant Ian Pope, of the Major Collision Investigation Unit, said: "I would like to hear from anyone who was travelling along the pass between Hawes and Muker from 11am to 11.45am on Sunday morning.

"It would have taken the cyclist a while to reach Buttertubs' summit and there must have been a number of vehicles or other cyclists who passed him. I urge them to please contact us, no matter how insignificant they think their information may be, it could be hugely important in helping us piece together the circumstances that led to him falling from his cycle."

Buttertubs Pass was made famous when it formed part of Stage One of the 2014 Tour de France.

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