Tributes paid to Wetherby cyclist

Wetherby cyclist Darren Greaves is pictured with his partner Nicky Daines. (S)

Wetherby cyclist Darren Greaves is pictured with his partner Nicky Daines. (S)

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A family has paid tribute to a Wetherby cyclist killed in a collision near the town.

And police investigating a collision in which 38-year-old Darren Greaves died are urging all drivers of black Corsas who were travelling between York and Wetherby on Thursday evening to contact them.

Mr Greaves was cycling along the B1224 between Bickerton and Wetherby at around 5.20pm on October 17, followed by a Vauxhall Astra and a Ford Fiesta.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “All three vehicles were overtaken by a black Vauxhall Corsa around 120 metres from Spring Lane at which point the cyclist was in collision with the Astra.”

Following the incident, police made an appeal to trace the driver of the black Corsa, but add that to date they have not come forward.

Officers are keen to stress that the driver may not be aware that a collision had happened.

Roads Policing Sergeant John Lumbard, said: “It’s vitally important to our investigation into Mr Greave’s death that we trace the driver of the Corsa.

“It’s entirely possible that the driver is completely unaware that a collision has occurred.

“However, their information could be crucial to our investigation to establish the exact circumstances of the crash.

“I am, therefore, appealing for all drivers of black Vauxhall Corsas who were driving along the B1224 from York to Wetherby between 5 and 5.30pm on Thursday October 17, to contact us to enable us to eliminate you from our investigation.” Meanwhile Mr Greaves family paid tribute to the crash victim and urged witnesses to come forward.

“We would like to thank everyone for all their help and support at this tragic time, we are still trying hard to come to terms with the huge loss of Darren,

“Our lives will never be the same again.

“If anyone has any information, no matter how small we urge you to speak with the North Yorkshire Police.

“We would ask for some privacy at this time.”

Drivers and anyone else with any information which could aid the investigation, are asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and pass information to the Force Control Room quoting incident number 12130180501. Or they can email mick.barron@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk