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Rider injured after he was knocked off bike by rope strung across prom cycle path

Incident happened on Tuesday evening between Hartlepool and Seaton Carew, police appeal for information

A man on Teeside has been injured after a rope stretched across a cycle path on a seaside promenade caused him to be thrown off his bike.

The incident happened on Tuesday evening between Hartlepool and Seaton Carew according to Teeside Live.

The victim, aged 20, hit the rope at chest height while riding along the path at approximately 11pm and sustained injurties to his chest and upper arms,

The shocking incident, which occurred at about 11pm on Tuesday, was close to the public toilets along from Newburn Bridge and left him with injuries across his chest and upper arms.

A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police commented: “Officers believe that there were people at the location at the time and are asking them to come forward with information.”

Anyone who has information is asked to call PC Alexander Blackwell from Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or visit

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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