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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 has been news editor at since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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