Elderly cyclist died after 'flying over handlebars' on road with 'potholes all over it', inquest hears

Roger Hamer reportedly fell close to pothole described as the size of a dinner plate and 8cm deep


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An 83-year-old cyclist was knocked unconscious, dying in hospital a month later, after "flying over the handlebars" while cycling on a road that local residents said was well-known for its high number of potholes, an inquest has heard.

According to the Rossendale Free Press, Roger Hamer suffered several skull fractures and a severe brain injury in the accident on Bury New Road in Ramsbottom in March 2016, dying in Salford Royal Hospital a month later.

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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.