Thames Valley Police apeal for information over incident that took place at 7.50am

Thames Valley Police have appealed for witnesses after a cyclist was killed this morning following a collision with a lorry on the A4 Bath Road in Thatcham, Berkshire. The fatal incident took place at around 7.50am close to the junction with Pound Lane.

The victim, a 40-year-old male from Thatcham, was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading but died of his injuries.

Police said they were questioning the lorry driver involved, and that Bath Road had remained closed to allow collision investigators to examine the scene.

Anyone who saw this morning’s collision or has other information that could help police in their enquiry is asked to get in touch with PC Samantha Allen at the Three Mile Cross Roads Policing Unit by calling the 24-hour non-emergency number, 101.

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.