Cyclist airlifted to hospital after crash

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A CYCLIST has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after a crash near Pateley Bridge.

The man, aged in his 40s and from the Derbyshire area, was hurt in a crash on the B6265 at around 4.25pm last Friday.

Police said he collided with a crash barrier after attempting to overtake a vehicle on Red Brae Bank towards Pateley Bridge. The vehicle was not involved in the collision.

He suffered serious back and pelvic injuries and was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

He was riding a Specialized Roubaix cycle at the time. Any witnesses, or anyone with any information, is asked to contact TC Andy MacLeod at Harrogate Road Policing Group on 0845 6060247.