Eight-year prison sentence for hit-and-run driver who killed 'innocent' cyclist

Ajay Singh did not stop at scene after fatal collision with 24-year-old cyclist Vicky Myres in August. Singh was later found to have taken drugs and was over the drink-drive limit

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A driver who hit and killed a cyclist and then fled the scene has been handed an eight-year prison sentence after being found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop and report a traffic collision.

Ajay Singh, 26, of Wythenshawe hit Vicky Myres, 24, as she was out on a Sunday morning cycle ride on August 27 at around 8am on Stockport Road, Timperley. Myres had completed a cycle trip from Land's End to John O'Groats shortly before the incident.

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Nigel Wynn
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, 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, CyclingWeekly.com 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.