Cyclist knocked unconscious after van hits him at 70mph, driver fined £350

The driver was also given six points on his licence

(ITV Borders)

A cyclist was knocked unconscious after being hit by a van travelling at 70mph, with the driver later being fined £350 for the incident.

A video posted by ITV Borders shows the collision in Cumbria, where a car is driving along the outside lane of a dual carriageway, before a cyclist comes into view, and the van passing by too closely.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.