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Police appeal for witnesses after fatal crash on Sunday evening

A cyclist has died after colliding with a parked car in York.

North Yorkshire Police were called to the incident on the city’s Holgate Road at 7.15pm on Sunday evening.

The bike rider, a 51-year-old man, was taken to Leeds Royal Infirmary with serious head injuries, but died on Monday.

Police say that his next of kin have been informed, but are not yet able to release details of his identity.

Officers are urging anyone who witnessed the collision, or who saw the cyclist beforehand, to get in touch by calling 101 and quoting reference number 12190062550. 

The cyclist was riding a yellow bike and wearing a grey sports top, blue cargo trousers and a khaki baseball cap.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.