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Man charged over hit and run death of cyclist

Robert Worrall was found dead on A24 in November 2014

A Surrey man has been charged in connection with the death of a cyclist who was killed in a road traffic collision near Dorking in November last year.

Robert Worrall, aged 30, was found dead at the scene of the incident close to an Esso petrol station on the A24 at Beare Green in the early hours of Sunday 9 November.

Surrey Police say that Amir Hussain, aged 61 and from Horsham Road in Dorking, has been charged with failing to stop at the scene of an accident and failing to report an accident.

He has been released on bail and will appear at Redhill Magistrates' Court on May 15.

A 47-year-old woman from the Horley area was arrested shortly after Mr Worrall's death, but in December police said she would face no further action after her bail was cancelled.

John has been writing about bikes and cycling for over 30 years since discovering that people were mug enough to pay him for it rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work.

He was heavily involved in the mountain bike boom of the late 1980s as a racer, team manager and race promoter, and that led to writing for Mountain Biking UK magazine shortly after its inception. He got the gig by phoning up the editor and telling him the magazine was rubbish and he could do better. Rather than telling him to get lost, MBUK editor Tym Manley called John’s bluff and the rest is history.

Since then he has worked on MTB Pro magazine and was editor of Maximum Mountain Bike and Australian Mountain Bike magazines, before switching to the web in 2000 to work for CyclingNews.com. Along with road.cc founder Tony Farelly, John was on the launch team for BikeRadar.com and subsequently became editor in chief of Future Publishing’s group of cycling magazines and websites, including Cycling Plus, MBUK, What Mountain Bike and Procycling.

John has also written for Cyclist magazine, edited the BikeMagic website and was founding editor of TotalWomensCycling.com before handing over to someone far more representative of the site's main audience.

He joined road.cc in 2013. He lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.

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