Judge says standard of driving has deteriorated in recent years as he jails drug driver for killing cyclist

The cyclist was training for an Ironman when the delivery driver collided with him head-on

Jonathon Ramsbottom
(Image credit: West Yorkshire Police)

A delivery driver has been jailed for seven years, after hitting and killing a cyclist while high on drugs.

Stephen White, a 54-year-old cyclist training for an Ironman, was knocked off his bike when a the van driver collided with him in West Yorkshire in May 2020. He died as a result of a fatal brain injury.

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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.