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25-year-old man involved in collision with Silver Honda Accord

The Metropolitan Police is appealing for witnesses after a cyclist died following a collision with a car in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The 25-year-old-man, who has not yet been named, was involved in a collision with a silver Honda Accord on Kingston Road, Merton, London SW20. Police were called to the scene at 00:45 on Saturday, July 19.

The rider was taken by London Ambulance Service to hospital, but died at 09:45.

The driver, a 32-year-old male, stopped at the scene and was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 020 8543 5157.

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.