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Warning issued to cyclists as dark nights set in

Cyclists are being urged to prepare for winter Credit: PA Wire

Cyclists are being reminded to get their bicycles ready for winter and ensure they are well lit up as the days get shorter.

The warning comes following a call to police from a concerned motorist who almost collided with a cyclist on Hedon bypass in Hull. The motorist reported to police that he narrowly avoided hitting the cyclist who had no lights on and was dressed in dark clothing.

PC Keith Ward, casualty reduction officer in Hull, said: “At this time of year the shorter days often catch people out but as the clocks go back at the end of this month cyclists need to be sure that they are prepared with good lights and bright clothing."

Cyclists injured in road crash

Two cyclists have been seriously injured after a crash in Malton.

It happened on Wednesday 4 July on the Malton to Castle Howard Road. One woman was airlifted to James Cook University Hospital with a serious head injury and a second woman was taken to York District Hospital with broken bones.

I am, appealing to anyone who either witnessed the collision or may have seen the group of bikes prior to the incident to contact the police as soon as possible.

– Traffic Constable Paul Moon, North Yorkshire Police's Roads Policing Group