Driver fined £350 after ‘lapse of concentration’ led to crash that put cyclist in intensive care

Adam Frandley unable to pursue military career and put off cycling for life after crash

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A driver has been fined £350 after cutting a corner at a junction and colliding with a stationary cyclist, leaving him in intensive care and putting him off cycling for life.

Adam Frandley, a Royal Marine and experienced cyclist who rode four or five times a week, was waiting to turn right from Nutwell Road onto the A376 near Exmouth, Devon, when delivery driver Mark Bettridge cut the corner as he turned right off the main road.

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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.