Otley cyclist Craig Armitage killed after collision with car

Craig Armitage, 44, has died after being involved in a collision with a car near Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire, on Sunday.

The father of three children from Otley was cycling along the B6160 with two others when the group was involved in a collision at 11.30am with a silver Hyundai i30 travelling in the opposite direction. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The group were taking part in the annual Otley Reliability Trial. North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses to the incident.

Traffic Constable Ken Riley, of Skipton Roads Policing Group, said: "If you witnessed the incident - or saw the car or cycles involved prior to the collision - I urge you to come forward as you may have important information that could assist the investigation.

"I would also like to thank the members of the public who stopped at the scene to lend assistance in the immediate aftermath of this tragic incident."

North Yorkshire Police can be contacted by telephoning 101, select option 2, and ask for Traffic Constable Ken Riley or Skipton Roads Policing Group, or emailing kenneth.riley@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk. The police ask that you quote reference number 12150025569.

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