Fixie rider Charlie Alliston handed 18-month prison sentence over death of Kim Briggs

Alliston was handed the sentence at the Old Bailey after being found guilty of wanton and furious driving in August

Charlie Alliston appears at the Old Bailey (Photo by REX/Shutterstock)

(Image credit: REX/Shutterstock)

Charlie Alliston, who caused the death of Kim Briggs after a colliding with her while riding his bike on Old Street, London, has been sentenced to prison for 18 months.

Mr Alliston, now 20, while riding an illegal fixie with no front brake, collided with Mrs Briggs as she crossed the road in east London on February 12 of last year.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).