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Killed cyclist's wife criticises North Yorkshire council

The wife of a cyclist killed after hitting a pothole during a charity bike ride through North Yorkshire has criticised council bosses for failing to repair the damaged road.

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Wife of cyclist killed by pothole criticises council

The wife of a cyclist killed after hitting a pothole during a charity bike ride through North Yorkshire has criticised council bosses for failing to repair the damaged road.

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Martyn Uzzell was travelling along the A65 Settle Bypass at Giggleswick when he rode into a 10cm-deep hole around a roadside drain that had not been filled in and was thrown into the path of an oncoming vehicle in June 2011.

The 51-year-old from Somerset was killed instantly.

His widow, Kate Uzzel, has criticised the council for not taking action despite being told about the defect.

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