Police in Derbyshire are appealing for help to identify a cyclist who died after a collision on the A61 dual carriageway near Dronfield.
The male rider was involved in a collision with a a Citroen C3 about 3.20pm on Thursday, July 31, on the southbound carriageway. Despite local media appeals, police have as yet been unable to identify him.
The cyclist suffered serious head injuries and was taken by air ambulance to Northern General Hospital, in Sheffield, where he later died.
The man was white, aged about 55, 5ft 6ins to 5ft 8ins in height, and with short, grey hair. He had no tattoos but had a small scar to his abdomen. He was wearing black lycra shorts and red cycling shoes.
He was riding a a black and yellow Carrera TDF road bike a black saddle and black Carrera wheels. A small black and white saddle bag was attached to the rear of the seat.
A Carrera TDF similar to the bike the man was riding
The cyclist did not have any identification on him and police are appealing to anyone who may be unsure of the whereabouts of a friend or family member who went out for a bike ride and has not returned as expected.
Anyone with information on the identity of the man should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting incident 451 of July 31.
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.