Three cyclists hurt on district roads

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Three cyclists have been knocked off their bikes and injured on the districts roads in the last week.

Harrogate police are now appealing for witnesses after two drivers failed to stop after knocking cyclists to the ground.

A 51-year-old female cyclist was left with serious shoulder injuries after a crash on the A61 at Ripley on Sunday (June 8) morning.

A small silver car passed the car on the roundabout at around 7.30 am, before turning onto Knaresborough Road.

Traffic Const Stuart Holden said: “It may be that the driver of the car involved in this collision is unaware that the incident took place. If this is the case I urge them to come forward so that I can take a statement from them.”

Anyone who can assist with this enquiry should contact Harrogate police on 101 quoting reference number 12140093960.

At around 3.30pm on Sunday June 8 a cyclist was knocked over near the Bridge Inn on Low Wath Road near Pateley Bridge.

The cyclist, a man from the Harrogate area, was hit by a trailer being pulled by Land Rover and fell off his cycle, sustaining minor injuries.

The driver of the Land Rover did not stop at the scene and continued travelling towards Pateley Bridge.

Any witnesses are asked to call 101 quoting reference 12140092732.

A 45-year-old man was taken to Harrogate Hopsital on Friday (June 6) morning at around 7.50am after he was knocked down at the junction of Beckwith Head Road.