Two cyclists hurt after being knocked from bikes in hit and run


Two cyclists were hurt after being knocked from their bikes in a suspected hit and run.

Tom Williamson-Cary, 20, was cycling with a female friend when they were hit by a Range Rover towing a small trailer.

Mr Williamson-Cary said they were cycling two-abreast on Wentloog Road, Newport, when the vehicle, approaching from behind, made to overtake them.

“The vehicle swerved out and then back in, and the whiplash-effect of the trailer caused it to hit us,” he said.

The trailer struck his friend’s bike and both of them went down, at around 10.15am on Saturday. The driver didn’t stop and headed off towards Newport.

Last week we reported how a road rage driver punched a cyclist into the path of an oncoming van, leaving him catastrophically injured. You can see him talking about the impact that incident had on his life here:

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The pair were only out for a social ride and had planned to ride the Newport Flats, a route popular with many cyclists.

Mr Williamson-Cary, who is studying human geography at Cardiff University, escaped with only cuts and bruises. His bike was relatively unscathed.

His friend, who was initially thought to have broken bones, was also lucky to escape with just cuts and bruises. Her bike was taken away by police for investigation.

Another rider, Morgan Jones, was out riding with his club, Cwmcarn Paragon Cycle Club. His group came across the scene minutes after it had happened.

“The incident had already happened but the boy is in my university cycling club so I stopped,” he said.

“He had been hit and his hands had all been cut up. The girl was on the side of the road. She was pretty much in the stinging nettles.

“She was crying with a blanket over her. A woman had pulled over to help her.”


Mr Jones said it was not the first time something like this had happened.

“It’s a dangerous place to ride these days,” he said.

“Someone in our club was hit by a driver in a white van last year.”

Officers from Gwent Police are appealing for information and would like to speak to the driver of a red Range Rover.

The vehicle is described as being old and towing a trailer.

Anyone with information, including those with potential dashcam footage, should call 101 quoting log 164 of 3/11/18.

Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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