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Two cyclists killed in separate incidents in Scotland last weekend

Male rider died in hospital in Aberdeen on Sunday, 24 hours after woman taking part in John O’Groats to Land’s End charity ride killed in lorry collision

Two cyclists – one a woman from London taking part in a charity ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End – lost their lives in separate road traffic incidents in Scotland last weekend.

Anna Roots, aged 34 and from London, was on a 12-day ride with a friend to raise money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research when she was killed following a collision with an articulated lorry, say Police Scotland.

The incident took place at around 3.15pm on the afternoon of Saturday 6 September on the A836 at Bettyhill, around 55 miles west of John O’Groats, a quieter road than the A9 which riders looking to complete the end-to-end ride in the shortest time possible would usually choose.

The second fatality took place a little over 24 hours later at 3.45pm on Sunday afternoon when a male cyclist was involved in a collision with a BMW 330 car on North Anderson Drive in Aberdeen, according to the BBC.

The man, who has not yet been named, was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, but died there as a result of his injuries.

Police Scotland are appealing for information in relation to both incidents, and can be contacted on 101.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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