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Lorries may be banned from road on which army cyclist killed

Wiltshire County Council reportedly considering diverting heavy goods traffic from 34-mile stretch of road

Wiltshire County Council is reportedly considering banning lorries from a road where an army officer was killed by an HGV last month when he apparently swerved to avoid a pothole as he cycled home.

The Mirror has reported that Conservative councillor Charles Howard, who represents The Collingbournes and Netheravon, has said that a working group has been set up to consider whether lorries might be diverted from a 34-mile section of the A338.

The stretch of road in question includes the location where 29-year-old Captain Jonathan Allen of the Royal Fusiliers, who had served in Afghanistan, was killed.

According to the newspaper, Councillor Howard claimed that the proposal would be presented to the council “within weeks.”

An inquest into Captain Howard’s death has been adjourned.

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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