Cyclist killed while competing in 10-mile time trial in Derbyshire

Rider dies at the scene after collision with van

The A50 dual carriageway near Derby

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A cyclist has died after being struck by a vehicle while competing in an evening 10-mile time trial in Derbyshire.

The rider, who was been named as 72-year-old John Stewart, was competing in the South Pennine Road Club time trial on Thursday when he was struck from behind by a van while racing on the A50 dual carriageway.

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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.