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Police appeal for witnesses

Avon & Somerset Police have issued an appeal for witnesses to yesterday's fatal accident.

The crash happened on the B4461 Vattingstone Lane, at its junction with Mumbleys, at Elberton at about 12.45pm.

Junior Heffernan, who was taking part in the Severn Bridge Road Race, was travelling down Vattingstone Lane towards a left-hand bend when he hit a stationary car, which had been travelling in the opposite direction.

Despite treatment, he died at the scene.

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Tributes paid following death of cyclist

Tributes have been paid to a cyclist who died while competing in the Severn Bridge Road Race in Gloucestershire yesterday. Junior Heffernan was involved in a collision with a car during the race, which was immediately abandoned.

This is a tragedy which will profoundly sadden everyone associated with cycling in this country.

My thoughts are with Junior's family and with his friends.

– British Cycling president Brian Cookson