Cyclist knocked off bike by tractor that failed to stop

7 September 2015

Police are appealing for witnesses after a tractor overtook a group of cyclists and knocked one of the riders off their bike.

The 30 year old cyclist sustained minor injuries and the damage to his bike is a cost of around £600.

The incident happened at around 2.20pm on 26 August 2015, when three cyclists were travelling together away from Ripon, towards Pateley Bridge near to the Studley Royal Garden Centre

a collision occurred on the B6265.

who was struck by the trailer was wearing a grey gillet with a panther claw on the back, bright blue cycling shorts and a black helmet. He

The incident involved a pedal cycle and a tractor which had a trailer attached and when the tractor over took the cyclists, the trailer knocked one the cyclists off their bike.

There was another tractor following the one involved in the incident. Both were blue with red trailers carrying large round bales of straw. Neither of the tractors stopped following the incident.

A white camper van which was travelling towards the cyclists witnessed the accident. The occupants stopped and offered the injured cyclist assistance, however they did not leave their details.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward and in particular ask the occupants in the white campervan to get in touch.

Dial 101, press option 2 and ask to speak to PC Amanda Box or email

Please quote reference number NYP-26082015-0344 when passing on information about this incident.

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