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Cyclist dies after colliding with parked car in York

Police appeal for witnesses after fatal crash on Sunday evening

A cyclist has died after colliding with a parked car in York.

North Yorkshire Police were called to the incident on the city’s Holgate Road at 7.15pm on Sunday evening.

The bike rider, a 51-year-old man, was taken to Leeds Royal Infirmary with serious head injuries, but died on Monday.

Police say that his next of kin have been informed, but are not yet able to release details of his identity.

Officers are urging anyone who witnessed the collision, or who saw the cyclist beforehand, to get in touch by calling 101 and quoting reference number 12190062550. 

The cyclist was riding a yellow bike and wearing a grey sports top, blue cargo trousers and a khaki baseball cap.

Simon has been news editor at since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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