Two cyclists killed in crash involving VW Golf

The two riders, both in their 50s, were pronounced dead at the scene

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A crash involving a Volkswagen Golf resulted in the deaths of two cyclists.

The incident happened on the A40 Wycombe Road in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire on Monday evening (June 1).

A police investigation has been launched after the two cyclists, both in their 50s, died at the scene.

Thames Valley Police said the driver of the grey Volkswagen Golf R is assisting with enquiries, but officers did not give any further details about the cause of the crash.

Inspector Andy Tester from the Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit, said: “This incident has tragically led to the deaths of two cyclists. Our thoughts remain with their families at this difficult time.

“We are carrying out a thorough investigation to establish the full circumstances of this collision.”

The crash happened on the A40 near the junction of Old Dashwood Hill at around 6.30pm on Monday and paramedics were called to the scene.

Sadly both cyclists, aged 52 and 56 and from the local area, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Polie said their next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

Thames Valley Police are now urging anyone with information to come forward.

Inspector Tester said: “We are asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision to please come forward.

“Additionally we would ask anyone who may have seen a Grey Volkswagen Golf R or the two cyclists travelling on the A40 Wycombe Road near to the junction of Old Dashwood Hill prior to 6.30pm to please get in touch.

“We would also ask anyone who was travelling on the same stretch and has dash-cam footage to please check it to see if it may show either the cyclists or the Golf.”

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Anyone with information should call Thames Valley Police on 101 quoting reference 1111 01/06/2020.

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Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.