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Pleads guilty to riding a bicycle without due care and attention

A cyclist has been fined £300 for causing a collision with a motorcyclist at the top of Winnats Pass in August.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard that Eleanor Kelly did a U-turn at the top of the steep Peak District climb and in so doing caused a collision that resulted in injuries to a motorcyclist.

The Derbyshire Times reports that Kelly said she checked before making the manoeuvre but must have misjudged the speed of the motorcycle.

She pleaded guilty to riding a bicycle without due care and attention and was fined £185 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

Earlier this month we reported on the inquest into the death of August Atkinson who died after crashing while descending Winnats Pass in 2014.

Her mother, Elizabeth Barber-Atkinson, says she may challenge the verdict, arguing that police evidence didn't satisfactorily answer what may have gone wrong on her daughter’s bike.

Atkinson is said to have screamed “my brakes have gone” shortly before hitting a drystone wall, but police found 'no significant issues'.

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