Cyclists in Leeds are being urged to stay extra-safe on their bikes as new figures show a dramatic increase in cycling accidents.
The figures show that cycling accidents in the city have increased by almost 25 per cent in the last four years.
A total of 225 riders were involved in an accident in 2011 compared to 203 in the previous year.
The A660 has since been marked as a cycling accident blackspot.
Leeds Council say they will now launch a series of events over the summer months in order to combat the worrying figures.
"It doesn’t surprise me that there has been an increase in the number of accidents," said a local cyclist.
"I cycle everyday to work everyday but just going out on Kirkstall Road and through town can be quite tricky.
"I always try and keep a distance from trucks and buses but there are so many people who ride without helmets and aren’t visible."
Cycling breakfast clubs and safety awareness courses are just some of the events that the council say they will be running.
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A cyclist has been injured whilst taking part in a cycling competition on the Isle of White. He was taken to hospital following a collision with a car. Police closed the road and the rider was taken by ambulance to hospital.
It is not thought the man sustained serious injuries and organisers of the competition confirmed he had been taking part in the cycling event.
New figures released by Avon and Somerset police show that the number of accidents have reached the lowest figure for 16 years. Statistics show the number of injuries resulting from accidents to one or more individual fell below 500 for the first time since 1996, to 489.
A worker has praised hospital staff who helped him recover when a serious cycling accident left him with serious head injuries. The man, a father-of-two, spent three months in hospital for treatment to injuries resulting from the cycling accident last year on his commute to work.
The 49-year-old was forced to leave his job because of the injuries and he is unlikely that he will be able to earn a living in the future.
A man in his forties has reportedly suffered serious back injuries when he was thrown from his bike in Horsham.
The victim was cycling on a single carriageway bridge when he swerved to avoid a green Landrover towing a trailer, colliding with a temporary road sign.
Police and emergency services were called to scene of the collision and the cyclist was taken to the local hospital for treatment.
AN ELDERLY cyclist who was knocked off her bike on the Brighton Road in mid-rush hour has told how "more than 50 cars" merely drove past her as she struggled to move or breathe.
The victim was cycling back from her morning swim when a car pulled sharply out in front of her into the cycle lane.
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