Family found cyclist three hours later but could not save his life

Police are seeking a car with unexplained front and side damage following a hit and run incident in which a cyclist was left dying by the roadside last night.

A 27-year old man was found seriously injured at the scene in Bourne Road, Spalding, at around midnight last night.

His family became concerned when he didn't return from work, and traced his normal cycle route home. They discovered him lying near the road. It is thought he was hit at around 9pm.

He died later at the scene.

The driver had either failed to stop or driven away from the scene without reporting the matter.

Anyone with information should call Lincolnshire police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 101.

After an unpromising start, having to be bribed by her parents to learn to ride without stabilisers, Sarah became rather keener on cycling in her university years, and was eventually persuaded to upgrade to proper road cycling by the prospect of a shiny red Italian bike, which she promptly destroyed by trapping a pair of knickers in the rear derailleur. Sarah writes about about cycling every weekend on road.cc.