BMW driver fined £375 after injuring cyclist and failing to stop as he was 'listening to loud music'

William Whincup later returned to the scene after discovering the damage to his car

(Photo: Lonpicman/CC3.0)

A BMW driver who failed to stop after hitting a cyclist because he was "listening to loud music" has been fined £375 and given five penalty points after pleading guilty to careless driving.

William Whincup hit Mark Douglas on the A193 in Blyth in October 2016, leaving Mr Douglas with a broken hip, which required surgery, and a deep cut to his left elbow.

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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.