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Appeal as cyclist found seriously injured on Buttertubs Pass in North Yorkshire

Police trying to discover what happened to man found yesterday morning by passing motorist

North Yorkshire police have launched a witness appeal after a cyclist was found seriously injured yesterday on the Buttertubs Pass, which was used in last year's Tour de France.

Officers say the man, aged in his fifties and from Middlesbrough, was discovered lying in the road around three miles from Thwaite at 11.40am on Sunday 4 Ocotober.

He was taken to Middlesbrough's James Cook Hospital, where his condition is described as serious.

According to police the cyclist had been travelling between Hawes and Muker. He was riding a silver Canyon bike and wearing a white helmet fluorescent yellow t-shirt and dark shorts.

Police are trying to estbalish hwo he came to fall from his bike and have asked anyone who saw him beforehand, or saw what happened, to contac the major collision investigation unit on 101 or via email at MCIT [at], quoting reference number 12150175659.

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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