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Rider remains in hospital two weeks after collision

Police Scotland has repeated an appeal for information about a collision in which a cyclist was seriously injured in the Scottish Borders.

The 75-year-old man was involved in a collision with a Volvo car on the A72 Peebles to Glentress Road near Eshiels Mill at around 6pm on Monday October 27.

The cyclist was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and subsequently transferred to Glasgow where he remains in a critical condition.

Police are keen to hear from any road users who witnessed the collision or saw either vehicle but have not yet come forward.

Sergeant Neil Inglis said: "Two weeks on from this incident, we are still trying to establish exactly what happened to result in the collision taking place.

"I would ask that any motorists or cyclists who were on the A72 on Monday evening and saw either of the vehicles involved prior to the collision to contact police immediately.

"In addition, anyone with any further information relevant to our investigation is also asked to get in touch."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.

Our official grumpy Northerner, John has been riding bikes for over 30 years since discovering as an uncoordinated teen that a sport could be fun if it didn't require you to catch a ball or get in the way of a hulking prop forward.

Road touring was followed by mountain biking and a career racing in the mud that was as brief as it was unsuccessful.

Somewhere along the line came the discovery that he could string a few words together, followed by the even more remarkable discovery that people were mug enough to pay for this rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work. He's pretty certain he's worked for even more bike publications than Mat Brett.

The inevitable 30-something MAMIL transition saw him shift to skinny tyres and these days he lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.