Cyclist killed on road near Grassington

Cyclist killed on Dales road

Cyclist killed on Dales road

First published in News

Police are appealing for the public’s help after a cyclist was killed on a Dales road.

It happened some time between 7pm on Wednesday and 10.30am on Thursday at Dibble Bridge, between Hebden and Greenhow.

The collision involved a white racing bike ridden by a 32-year-old man from Skipton.

At the time of the incident he was heading from Greenhow towards Grassington. He was wearing black cycle shorts and a black cycling top with a white band around the upper body.

The man riding was declared dead at the scene by paramedics.

He has been named as James Phillip Nelson, who was aged 32 and from Skipton.

Police want help to trace his movements before the fatal incident.

Traffic Constable Steve Beckwith, of the Force’s Roads Policing Group, said: “If you saw a cyclist matching Mr Nelson’s description in the Skipton area, I urge you to contact the police as I need to understand his route in the time which led up to this tragic incident.”

Anyone who can assist with this inquiry should contact Skipton Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Steve Beckwith. Alternatively, information can be emailed to Please quote reference number 12140137657.

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