53-year-old charged with causing death by dangerous driving & failing to stop

A man has been charged in connection with the death of Bath cyclist Jake Gilmore on November 16 2013.

Jake Gilmore, 19, was found by a passer-by on Bath’s Midland Bridge Road at about 9.30pm, suffering from severe head injuries. He was taken to the Royal United Hospital, but later died.

According to the Bath ChronicleRaymond Isherwood, 53, of Bennett Street, in Bath, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of an accident, perverting the course of justice, failure to answer police bail and production of cannabis.

Isherwood was arrested in Swansea. He appeared at Bristol Magistrates Court on May 6 and later at Bristol Crown Court. He has been remanded in custody pending a trial date.

Jake Gilmore lived in Lower Oldfield Park and worked at the Lamb and Lion pub in Lower Borough Walls.

Ghost bike for Jake Gilmore on Midland Bridge Road

The scene of his death was decorated with tributes including a bouquet from the pub, and a ghost bike was later placed there in his memory.

On November 30 a large group of cyclists rode from the centre of Bath to the scene of the crash that claimed Jake Gilmore’s life. On the ride’s Facebook page, his father Toby wrote on behalf of his family: “We are touched by the number of friends, family and strangers who went to such efforts to honour the memory of Jake.

"We are grateful for your photos and videos; as you all understand, we couldn't bear to attend ourselves. Most of all, we are grateful you all went; it means the world to us and we thank each one of you.

"Toby, Sue and Max"

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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.