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Pedestrian dies following collision with cyclist near Harrogate

Cyclist remains in hospital after incident yesterday morning in North Yorkshire

A pedestrian has died following a collision with a cyclist near Harrogate yesterday morning.

North Yorkshire Police say the collision happened at 7.40am on Saturday morning in Dacre Banks.

The pedestrian, named as 79-year-old George Redpath from Darley, had parked his car opposite the shop and was crossing the road when he was involved in a collision with what police described as a “red racing cycle” that was being ridden towards Summerbridge.

He was taken to Leeds General Hospital, with police confirming this afternoon that he died as a result of his injuries.

The cyclist, a 62-year-old man who also comes from Darley, sustained a serious shoulder injury and was taken to Harrogate District Hospital, where he remains in a stable condition.

Police have appealed for witnesses and have asked anyone with information to call 101, select option 2, and ask for Rob Roberts quoting reference 12190156187.

Alternatively, he can be contacted on Rob.Roberts [at]

Road traffic incidents in Great Britain in which a pedestrian is killed following a collision involving a cyclist are thankfully rare – around two a year on average, compared to more than 400 in which a motor vehicle is involved.

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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