Driver found guilty of careless driving after killing cyclist is spared jail sentence

Driver who had previous conviction for drink-driving ordered by judge to complete 250 hours unpaid work after being found guilty of causing death by careless driving

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A driver who was found guilty of causing death by careless driving after colliding with an experienced cyclist on a roundabout near Bristol has been spared a jail sentence.

Phillip Bridges, 35, reportedly did not see cyclist Peter Brown, 74, as he approached the roundabout in October 2016 and collided with him.

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Nigel Wynn
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.