Cyclist suffers spinal injuries after being hit by car driver at RideLondon

Essex Police are calling for information on the incident, during the event which takes place on closed roads

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A cyclist taking part in RideLondon suffered serious spinal injuries after being hit by a car driver in Essex, according to police. The driver reportedly "ignored stewards" and signs.

The event, which is supposed to take place on closed roads, saw tens of thousands of riders take part in 100, 60, or 30 mile loops from central London around Essex.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.