68-year-old male cyclist found on a Dartmoor road on Thursday with 'life-changing' head injury

A 68-year-old male cyclist was found lying unconscious on a Dartmoor road on Thursday, August 28, suffering from what police have described as a ‘life changing’ head injury.

The Essex man was found on the B3212 between Postbridge and Moretonhampstead at 4.50pm, having appeared to be cycling alone.

The man was airlifted to Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, where his condition is described as serious. The road was closed for over three hours as investigators inspected the scene of the incident.

Devon and Cornwall Police are currently trying to ascertain how be sustained his injuries, and are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the man cycling on Dartmoor.

Police describe the man as white and wearing an orange coat, black cycling shorts and a red and white cycle helmet, and riding a white Dawes road bike.

Anyone with information can call the police by telephoning 101, by emailing 101@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk, quoting log number 635 of 26/08/15.