Cyclist dies after collision near Keynsham; police appeal for witnesses
Information needed about crash on June 11

A cyclist in his 20s has died after a collision with a car near Keynsham, Somerset last week. Police are appealing for witnesses.

The man was airlifted to Bristol’s Southmead Hospital following a collision with a Ford Fusion on Middlepiece Lane at Burnett on Wednesday June 11, according to Avon and Somerset Police.

He died of his injuries on Sunday June 15.

Police are investigating the collision and would like to hear from anyone who can help them.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Collision Investigation Unit on 101.

Our official grumpy Northerner, John has been riding bikes for over 30 years since discovering as an uncoordinated teen that a sport could be fun if it didn't require you to catch a ball or get in the way of a hulking prop forward.

Road touring was followed by mountain biking and a career racing in the mud that was as brief as it was unsuccessful.

Somewhere along the line came the discovery that he could string a few words together, followed by the even more remarkable discovery that people were mug enough to pay for this rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work. He's pretty certain he's worked for even more bike publications than Mat Brett.

The inevitable 30-something MAMIL transition saw him shift to skinny tyres and these days he lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.