Cyclist killed in road race

A cyclist has died while competing in the Severn Bridge Road Race in South Gloucestershire.

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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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