Cyclist’s bike stolen after clothes line strung across cycle path

Police issue warning following incident on Bath-Bristol path

The man was cycling towards Warmley on the bike path when the incident happened

A washing line strung across the Bristol to Bath cycle path at wheel height caused a man to be flung from his bike on Monday evening.

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The 28-year-old man, a soldier who has been serving in Afghanistan, was knocked unconscious by the fall at around 8pm, with a passer-by coming to his aid 20 minutes later. However, his blue and black Trek Madone, a bike he uses for racing, had been stolen. He was checked over by paramedics but did not require further treatment.

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Anyone with any information which could help police with their enquiries should contact South Gloucestershire CID on 101, the new non-emergency number, or call the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.