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Cyclist fighting for life after Bedfordshire crash

The crash happened at Potton, near Sandy. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A cyclist is fighting for his life after being hit by a car in Bedfordshire on Saturday.

The crash happened at about 12.20pm at Hatley Road at Potton, near Sandy.

The man was air lifted to hospital with what police have said are life-threatening injuries.

Police are appealing for the occupants of a blue car with learner plates - believed to have been driving along the road just before the crash - to get in touch.

One man has been arrested and investigations are on-going

Women's Tour 2017 kicks off in Northamptonshire

Thousands of people lined the route for Stage One of the Women's Tour as it passed through Northamptonshire today.

The 147.5 km route took the riders from Daventry to Kettering. The stage was won by Polish star Katarzyna Niewiadoma.

The tour now moves on to Stoke for Stage 2.

Watch highlights of Stage One on ITV4 at 11.05pm tonight


87-year-old sets three world records for cycling

John Lee, 87, hold three world cycling records in his age group. Credit: ITV News Anglia

John Lee from Luton in Bedfordshire is 87 and has been cycling for 65 years.

He now claims three world records in his age group. The records, usually set at indoor velodromes, are for the distance covered in one hour on the track.

For John it was 21.38 miles set in 2009 when he was eighty. At 84 he covered 20.43 miles, while it was just under 19 miles for his most recent in September.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Donovan Blake

Cycling sisters selected for 'podium programme'

Hannah Barnes has been selected. Credit: PA

Northamptonshire sisters Hannah and Alice Barnes will both benefit from top level funding next year.

They've been selected for British Cycling's 'podium programme' as part of the women's road squad.

Unsurprisingly, Hertfordshire's four-time Olympic gold medallist Laura Kenny - formerly Laura Trott of course - has also been picked for the track endurance team.


Bikes worth £12,000 stolen in Norfolk

A Specialized mountain bike stolen from Poringland. Credit: Norfolk Police.

Two bikes worth more than £12,000 have been stolen in Norfolk.

Police are appealing for information after the multi-coloured Specialized mountain bike and grey Santa Cruz mountain bike were taken from a property at Cawstons Meadow in Poringland, near Norwich.

They were stolen some time between 10am on Sunday October 30 and 6pm on Thursday November 3.

A Santa Cruz mountain bike from Poringland. Credit: Norfolk Police.

Dowsett satisfied with 12th place in elite time trial

Alex Dowsett finished 12 in Qatar. Credit: PA

Essex cyclist Alex Dowsett said he was pleased with his performance in the elite men’s time trial at the Road World Championships after he secured a 12th place finish.

In sweltering conditions in Qatar, Dowsett completed the 40km route in 46:54.07 - around two minutes behind the eventual winner Tony Martin.

"It was alright for me. I think I managed myself well and I’m not sure I could have done a lot more," he told British Cycling.

"There was always that concern after seeing the scary moment in the women’s team time trial and some of the others wondering what was going to happen towards the end."

Cundy powers to Paralympic gold

Jody Cundy Credit: PA Images

Cambridgeshre's Jody Cundy overcame his disappointment of missing out on a medal in London to take Gold in the C4 1K time trial.

Cundy who's from Wisbech powered home in a new Paralympic record.

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