Lorry driver who killed cyclist while speeding down wrong side of road given four years in prison

Justyn Ransley told co-workers that he had hit a tree after fatal crash

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A lorry driver who killed a cyclist while speeding down the wrong side of the road has been given a four year prison sentence for causing death by dangerous driving, and failing to stop and report a road traffic collision.

37-year-old Justyn Ransley hit and killed cyclist Stephen Wightwick in the early hours of December 1, 2016 in Buckhurst Hill, failing to stop at the scene and telling co-workers that the damage to his lorry was caused by hitting a tree.

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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.