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George Fairley died following collision with Mercedes A Class on Sunday morning

Police Scotland are issued a fresh appeal for witnesses after a 78-year-old man was killed while cycling in Edinburgh on the morning of Sunday 16 February.

George Fairley died following a collision with a Mercedes A Class car as he rode his bike along the B800 road from Kirkliston, the suburb to the west of the city where he lived, to South Queensferry.

Other than the driver of the vehicle, who stopped at the scene and was interviewed by police, no witnesses to the fatal incident have been traced.

PC Douglas Philip of the road policing unit said: "We are renewing our appeal for witnesses to this accident to come forward.

"Mr Fairley was wearing a cycling helmet and high-viz tabard but otherwise was in everyday clothing. He was riding a silver mountain bike at the time.

"Anyone who can assist us with our inquiries is encouraged to contact Police Scotland on 101 or the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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.