Video shows moment cyclist knocked down in hit and run as police search for driver

Police have released CCTV footage of the incident and are asking for information

Video footage has been released of the moment a cyclist was hit at speed by a driver who then failed to stop, leaving the rider on the ground before being taken to hospital.

The Avon and Somerset Police are asking if anyone can help identify the car in the video so that they can find the driver.

The incident happened on Wednesday, November 25 at 8.15pm in the Speedwell area of Bristol and the car was a light coloured Peugeot 206 or 207 cc.

Police have now released the CCTV footage of the crash and it shows how the driver drove straight through a junction and hit the woman on her bike, knocking her to the ground.

The driver then travelled in the direction of Meadow Vale Road in Speedwell and has not been found as of yet, police said.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson said: "We’re investigating a collision between a car and a cyclist in Speedwell in which the driver of the car failed to stop.

"The collision happened at around 8.15pm on Wednesday 25 November on Kingsmead Road.

"The cyclist, a woman in her 50s, was knocked off her bicycle, leaving her with injuries that required hospital treatment. She has since been discharged.

"Following the collision the driver of the vehicle – believed to be a light coloured Peugeot 206 or 207 cc – continued across the junction into Kingsmead Walk before turning around, driving around the cyclist and leaving the scene in the direction of Meadow Vale Road."

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The spokesperson added: "We’re releasing CCTV footage of the incident and are keen to identify the driver involved.

"If you recognise the car or have any information that could help police with their investigation, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference 5220266271."

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Tim Bonville-Ginn

Hi, I'm one of Cycling Weekly's content writers for the web team responsible for writing stories on racing, tech, updating evergreen pages as well as the weekly email newsletter. Proud Yorkshireman from the UK's answer to Flanders, Calderdale, go check out the cobbled climbs!

I started watching cycling back in 2010, before all the hype around London 2012 and Bradley Wiggins at the Tour de France. In fact, it was Alberto Contador and Andy Schleck's battle in the fog up the Tourmalet on stage 17 of the Tour de France.

It took me a few more years to get into the journalism side of things, but I had a good idea I wanted to get into cycling journalism by the end of year nine at school and started doing voluntary work soon after. This got me a chance to go to the London Six Days, Tour de Yorkshire and the Tour of Britain to name a few before eventually joining Eurosport's online team while I was at uni, where I studied journalism. Eurosport gave me the opportunity to work at the world championships in Harrogate back in the awful weather.

After various bar jobs, I managed to get my way into Cycling Weekly in late February of 2020 where I mostly write about racing and everything around that as it's what I specialise in but don't be surprised to see my name on other news stories.

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