British time trialling has been hit by tragedy for the second time in four days after a female rider was killed whilst competing in an event in the Midlands yesterday evening.

The cyclist has been named as 52 year old Cath Ward of the Solihull CC. According to the Solihull News, Ward had been riding in the Beacon Road CC’s 10 mile time trial and was first rider away from the starter. 

Robin Fox, Vice-Chairman of Solihull Cycling Club said that Ward was one of the

most improved club members this year and was the reigning club time trial


“She will be sadly missed by everyone at the club and our deepest sympathy goes out to her family and closest friends,” he added.

According to Warwickshire Police, the collision occurred as the cyclist and a black Audi where travelling southbound along the A46 between Oversley and Bidford on Avon at approximately 7:20pm.

Police said the cyclist was confirmed dead at the scene.

The 27 year old male driver of the vehicle was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving. He has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

The police are appealing for any witnesses to contact Acting Inspector Adrian Davis on 01926 415415.

This accident follows the death of Peter Tindley in the Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers 50-mile time trial on Sunday Morning.

According to Dorset police, the 76 year old CC Weymouth rider crashed into the rear of a Renault Clio which had broken down on the A34 Upton bypass near Poole.

  • pete lambon

    Condolences to Kaths family and freinds from an ex Solihull CC member now living in Spain.

  • Peter Jones

    So sorry to hear of these terrible accidents,I send my deepest sympathy to both families.

  • peter

    I feel saddened to hear of the latest fatalities of our fellow cyclists both CATH WARD & PETER TINDLEY (r.i.p). I don’t know the exact circumstances but in my opinion DRIVERS of VEHICLES on the PUBLIC HIGHWAY do little to observe the highway code !!! THINK BIKE !!! I wish to send my condolences to both CATH’S AND PETE’S families and friends xx

  • leggz

    What tragedy. My love goes to both families. I was also hit in ’10’ in back in 1973. Had multiple injuries. God only knows how I survived. I just lost a leg it should have been otherwise.

  • steve

    Very sad…thoughts go out to the families of both..

  • arronski

    RIP, very sad news.

  • S Brennan in california us

    Death in a mass start we sometimes hear about and kind of except but not in timetrials sad, please extend my condolences to the families

  • adam

    My thoughts go out to both families…. such a sad loss.

  • Angharad

    Peter Tindley was a lovely chap and a very good cyclist, he’ll be much missed. My condolences to his family and to those of the woman who died yesterday.