Cyclist comes forward following Ripley to Bilton bridleway accident

Bilton to RipleyA man has now come forward following an accident on the newly opened bridleway between Ripley and Bilton in Harrogate, where an elderly female pedestrian suffered a broken hip.

A 56-year-old local man voluntarily attended Harrogate Police Station on Wednesday evening (3 April) to say he was the cyclist involved in the collision with the elderly woman on the new bridleway between Ripley and Bilton on Easter Monday.

He is assisting officers with the ongoing investigation.

The police have also confirmed that another man who was traced to the Ripon area on Monday evening, was not involved in the collision.

The 78-year-old woman is being treated for a broken hip at Harrogate District Hospital where she remains in a stable condition.

Witnesses or anyone with information about the collision are urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Rob Roberts. Or email rob.roberts@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk