North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information after a serious road traffic collision in which a cyclist was knocked off his bike.

The incident happened on Raskelf Road near Thornton Bridge around 1.15pm on Friday 20 May 2022 when a 52 year old man was knocked off his pedal cycle by a 4×4 type vehicle towing a trailer.

The vehicle did not stop at the scene and continued towards Thornton Bridge.

The cyclist was taken to hospital by ambulance where he was treated for his injuries and discharged later that day.

We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In particular, we are appealing for information from any further witnesses who may have seen the 4×4 towing a trailer which came from the Helperby direction or anyone one who may have dashcam footage of the vehicle prior to or after the incident.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should email: or call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for TC1639 Chris Graham-Marlow. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12220086331