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Two men arrested over death of cyclist near Ilkley



Police have issued an appeal after a cyclist was killed in a road collision on Denton Road at Ben Rhydding on Sunday teatime.


It happened just after 5pm on Sunday (2nd April) - officers from both West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire attended reports of a collision involving a car and a cyclist.


The cyclist, a 59-year-old man from Ilkley, died at the scene. His family have been informed and are receiving support.


Two cars - a blue Audi Q2 and a white Skoda were travelling eastbound along Denton Road near Ilkley when the collision happened. The cyclist had signalled to turn right over Denton Bridge towards the A65, when the blue Audi, which was behind the white Skoda attempted to overtake, colliding with the cyclist.


Both occupants of the Audi, two men from Bradford aged 19 and 24 were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.


A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "We are appealing to anyone who may have seen the collision, the blue Audi, the cyclist or who may have any dashcam footage of the collision or the vehicles prior to the incident, to come forward.


"Anyone with any information or footage is urged to preserve the footage and contact us on 101 quoting reference 12230058592, alternatively, you can email TC Richard Grey on Richard.Grey@northyorkshire.police.uk"

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