At around 4:25pm on Friday 1 April, the cyclist, a man in his forties from Derbyshire, was riding with friends along the B6265 towards Pateley Bridge. As he cycled down Red Brae Bank he overtook a vehicle before leaving the road and colliding with the crash barrier. The vehicle was not involved in the collision.
He suffered serious back and pelvic injuries as a result of the collision 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. Police are appealing for any witnesses who saw the collision or the cyclists prior to the incident, to contact them.
Anyone with any information, please contact TC Andy MacLeod at Harrogate Road Policing Group on on 0845 60 60 247.