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Rider died of head injuries following incident near Dronfield last Thursday

Police in Derbyshire have released an EVO-fit image and additional pictures in an effort to establish the identity of a man who was died following a road traffic collision with a Cirtroen C3 last Thursday while cycling near Dronfield.

The man, thought to be aged between 55 and 65, suffered serious head injuries in the incident, which happened on the southbound carriageway of the A61 at around 3.20pm on the afternoon of Thursday 31 July.

He was taken by air ambulance to the Royal Northern Hospital in Sheffield but died there of his injuries.

Despite an appeal last week, no-one has yet come forward to help officers discover the victim’s identity.

Derbyshire Constabulary hope that the following EVO-fit, as well as images of the man’s cycle helmet and shoes as well as a bike similar to the black and yellow Carrera TDF he was riding will help lead to his identity being established.

The man is said to be between 5 foot 6 inches and 5 foot 8 inches tall and had short, light brown hair. Police say he did not have tattoos, but there was a small scar on his abdomen.

He was wearing black Lycra shorts, a T-shirt that read Barnsley Metrodome Triathlon 1990, and a sticker on the rear of his helmet which said “Friar Tuck Tiathlon 2002” and had a race number 100.

That event, now defunct, was organised by Chester Triathlon Club and we have passed their details on to Derbshire Constabulary in the hope that it can help them find out the man’s identity.

Anyone with information is asked to call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting incident 451 of July 31.

Here are pictures of his helmet and shoes.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.