The Spanish cycling federation has confirmed that former mountain bike champion Inaki Lejarreta was killed in a cycling accident which involved a motor vehicle this weekend.
The federation said that the 29-year-old was out riding on Sunday in the town of Lurreta in the northern Basque region when the accident happened.
A cyclist from Devon is urging witnesses to come forward and help him capture the man responsible for the hit-and-run incident he was involved in.
The accident happened in Bideford road in broad daylight, and the rider believes others could have seen it happen.
He sprained his wrist and bruised his shoulders and hips in the incident after he was thrown almost 10ft over his handlebars. According to specialists at Cycle Assist these injuries could mean the man qualifies for cycling accident compensation.
Winton Police have confirmed that they are re-launching their annual campaign to tackle dangerous cycling on pavements without lights.
Over the past 14 days, officers have patrolled hotspots in Wimborne Road and Talbot Road where a number of £30 fixed fine penalties have been used for cyclists riding without front lights.
To encourage the purchase of light use, the fines are dropped if the rider can prove that they have the correct lighting on their bike within a week.
A cyclist from Chorley has been awarded almost £5,000 in cycling accident compensation after his dream of riding a stage of the Tour de France was shattered.
The 46-year-old was training for the stage with a friend when he was hit by a car on a roundabout in his home town.
The rider said, "I wouldn’t have minded but I had a bright yellow top on. I went straight over the bonnet and roof of the car.
A new survey conducted in Burton found that half the cyclists on the roads feel unsafe.
The news comes just a few months after a resident from the area was convicted for causing death by dangerous driving when he hit a pedestrian in January last year.
The new research which was conducted by the British cycling clothing company Li & Co ltd, more than 50 per cent of cyclists feel unsafe on the roads despite 90 per cent of them using bike lights and wearing helmets.
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