18-month sentence for motorcyclist who killed former GB cyclist in head-on collision

Leighton Santos convicted over the death of David Hitchen in September 2014.

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A motorcyclist has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after killing a former Great Britain cyclist in a head-on collision.

David Hitchen, who had ridden for Great Britain in the late 1990s before injury curtailed his career, was killed by Leighton Santos in September 2014 after the 22-year-old lost control of his motorbike, veering onto the wrong side of the road where he collided with Mr Hitchen.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.