Two British cyclists killed in collisions riding club TTs

Posted on: June 16th, 2017

Two British cyclists have been killed while riding their local club 10 Mile TT (File photo)

 

Two British cyclists killed riding club TTs

 

Two British cyclists have been killed within a 10-day period while riding TTs in England.

The latest fatality occurred last night 10 mile time TT in Derbyshire.

At the time of writing the deceased had not been named. He was competing in the South Pennine Road Club TT and was reportedly struck by a can from behind.

Derbyshire Police said the collision occurred at 7.50pm on the A50 dual carriageway.

“A Mercedes flat-bed Sprinter and a bicycle were involved. The cyclist received fatal injuries and died at the scene,” a statement said.

It asked anyone who was driving in the area at the time, and especially those who may have been recording from a dashcam, to come forward.

The cyclist’s death follows another cyclist fatality during a TT in Kent last month. The victim died in hospital last week.

In that case 69-year-old John Durey was riding a 10 TT run by Ashford Wheelers, on May 31st.

He was in collision with a motorist driving a white Mercedes car at about 7.40pm.

Durey was critically injured and while he was airlifted to King’s College Hospital in London but died last Monday week, June 5th.

The incident occurred on the Q10/1 circuit near Ashford in Kent and reports suggest the Mercedes car was overtaking a lorry when it was in collision with the victim.

He was a member of VC Deal which confirmed his death in a statement on its website.

“It is with great regret the club announces the sad death of club member John Durey,” it said.

“He died from his injuries sustained in the serious traffic collision. Our thoughts and condolences are with all his family.”

 

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