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Tour de Yorkshire sportive rider seriously hurt in coach collision

Incident happened on Sunday morning at Deepcar near Sheffield

South Yorkshire Police have appealed for witnesses after a cyclist believed to have been taking part in yesterday’s Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride was seriously injured following a collision with a coach.

The incident happened at around 11.15am on Sunday morning in Deepcar, northwest of Sheffield City Centre and a few kilometres from the end of the three route options of 50, 75 and 100 kilometres.

Officers said that the crash happened at the junction of Finkley Street Lane and Plankgate and that the vehicle involved was a Scania coach, coloured light green and yellow.

The male cyclist, whose age has not been released as yet, was taken to hospital after sustaining serious injuries in the crash.

More than 5,000 cyclists were due to take part in the event, which is organised by Human Race, the UK arm of Tour de France owners ASO, which stage the Tour de Yorkshire in partnership with Welcome to Yorkshire.

Police have asked anyone who saw the collision are being asked to call 101 or email enquiries [at] southyorks.pnn.police.uk quoting incident number 472 of April 30, 2017.

Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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steady lad | 6 years ago
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Hope he is ok.

I rode this event and was astounded at some of the dangerous riding, mainly squeezing inside cars at junctions and undertaking cars that were held up by other cyclists. (not saying this hapenned here by the way). I think I'll stick to smaller events or riding on my own in future... i don't think the roads can cope with big groups of cyclist and cars, well clearly they can't. 

 

No not closed road.

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allgearnoidea replied to steady lad | 6 years ago
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steady lad wrote:

Hope he is ok.

I rode this event and was astounded at some of the dangerous riding, mainly squeezing inside cars at junctions and undertaking cars that were held up by other cyclists. (not saying this hapenned here by the way). I think I'll stick to smaller events or riding on my own in future... i don't think the roads can cope with big groups of cyclist and cars, well clearly they can't. 

 

No not closed road.

 

one of the reasons I stay away from these type of events - far too many idiots with inflated egos turn up to them

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Yorkshie Whippet replied to steady lad | 6 years ago
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steady lad wrote:

Hope he is ok.

I rode this event and was astounded at some of the dangerous riding, mainly squeezing inside cars at junctions and undertaking cars that were held up by other cyclists. (not saying this hapenned here by the way). I think I'll stick to smaller events or riding on my own in future... i don't think the roads can cope with big groups of cyclist and cars, well clearly they can't. 

 

No not closed road.

I 'd argue that the roads can cope with the traffic. It's people that can not cope with waiting that is the problem. I was out in a car following the tour and several times cyclist were passing on both sides as we were held up by slower cyclist. Far too many people in a rush to a halt.

I do agree with your sentiment about riding on own seeming a better option.

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tritecommentbot | 6 years ago
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Not a closed road event?

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CXR94Di2 replied to tritecommentbot | 6 years ago
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unconstituted wrote:

Not a closed road event?

No open roads, I saw the coach and his bike, with the police taking statements​ and photographs of the bike. I didn't see the rider, he must of been taken to hospital before I got there on my route. It was a great day except for a couple of falls I saw.

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The _Kaner | 6 years ago
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Hope the rider is OK.

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