Cyclist found injured on Buttertubs Pass dies in hospital

Cyclist in his 50s from Middlesbrough was found by a passing motorist just before midday on Sunday

A cyclist found injured on Buttertubs Pass in Yorkshire on Sunday morning has died of his injuries in hospital.

The riders in his 50s is believed to have been travelling towards Muker on the pass, which featured in the Tour de France in 2014, and was found by a passing motorist just before midday.

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Police report that the man, from Middlesbrough, was wearing a white helmet, fluorescent yellow t-shirt and dark coloured shorts and was riding a silver Canyon. He was taken to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough but died on Monday evening.

“I would like to hear from anyone who was travelling along the pass between Hawes and Muker from 11am to 11.45am on Sunday morning,” said Traffic Sergent Ian Pope.

“It would have taken the cyclist a while to reach Buttertubs’ summit and there must have been a number of vehicles or other cyclists who passed him.

“I urge them to please contact us, no matter how insignificant they think their information may be, it could be hugely important in helping us piece together the circumstances that led to him falling from his cycle.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for the Major Collision Investigation Unit, or email quoting reference number 12150175659.