Time triallist dies after colliding with lorry on A1

A rider taking part in the Trent Valley 10-mile time trial on Sunday has died after being in collision with a heavy goods vehicle during the event.

According to a statement published by Nottinghamshire Police, a 43-year-old man died after being stuck by an HGV on the southbound carriageway of the A1 south of Blyth at approximately 8.55am on Sunday.

Although not yet confirmed by police, the rider is thought to be Andrew Ridsdale of Epsom CC.

Other riders in the event have reported that the conditions were clear and the traffic was light on the road at the time of the incident.

Nottinghamshire Police is appealing for witnesses or any information relating to the incident, phone number: 101, ext 800 2225.