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Pensioner's death leads to bike safety call

THE DEATH of a pensioner – killed while cycling in Cleveleys – has prompted calls for cycle lanes in the town.

An 83-year-old woman died after being involved in a collision with a car while cycling on Kelso Avenue.

Now, a local cycling group has called for more cycle lanes to be introduced in Cleveleys, which currently only has one - on Rossall Road, near Fleetwood.

Peter Shuttleworth, chairman of the Cleveleys Road Club, said: "It's extremely sad an 83-year-old, who still cycled, has died in this way.

"Cycle safety is so important, as the cyclist will always come off worse in a road accident.

"There is only one cycle lane in Cleveleys, and that's on Rossall Road, on the outskirts.

"The area is rapidly turning into a very popular cycling spot, especially after Blackpool was made into cycling town.

FOR MORE ON THIS STORY SEE MONDAY'S GAZETTE.

 
 
 

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