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Cyclist killed in collision on Carlisle bypass

Emergency services at the Rockcliffe roundabout

A cyclist has died following a collision on the A689 at the Rockcliffe roundabout in Carlisle.

Officers were called to the incident involving the cyclist and a car between Burgh Road and Kingmoor Road shortly after 10am on 29 March.

Police have identified the man as 71-year-old Michael Seminara from Wetheral.

The road was closed for 5 hours while an investigation was carried out.

His family have issued the following tribute:

Mike was a keen cyclist and had recently completed the Camino de Santiago trail in Spain as well as the UK coast to coast route.

Mike had been out riding with friends on a regular outing.

After working in Carlisle’s Metal Box for 30 years and training many of the company’s apprentices, Mike then worked in Jordan and Malaysia before returning to Wetheral to retire.

Mike leaves a wife, three children and seven grandchildren, a brother and four sisters.”

– Michael Seminara's family