Zetland FM Local News - 3rd April 2017
Police are appealing for information after a serious collision on Meadowgate in Eston at around 1:45pm yesterday;
A major event on the cycling calendar took place in our area yesterday;
...and a group of fundraising cyclists have completed a coast to coast cycle ride in aid of the Redcar Branch of the Royal British Legion.
Police are appealing for information after a serious collision on Meadowgate in Eston at around 1:45pm yesterday.
An 86-year-old pedestrian was seriously injured when he was hit by an off-road motorbike.
The man was taken to James Cook University Hospital where he remains in a serious condition.
Officers would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or anyone who has private CCTV that may have captured the incident.
Those with information are asked to call Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A major event on the cycling calendar took place in our area yesterday.
Thousands of spectators turned out to watch riders competing in the East Cleveland Klondike Grand Prix, a new event which was a qualifier for the Tour de Yorkshire and has the potential to become a very important date on the UK's professional cycle racing calendar.
Around 140 professional cyclist began the race at midday yesterday in Guisborough, and then headed through Charltons, Boosbeck, Lingdale, Skinningrove, Loftus, Saltburn and Skelton before crossing the finish line in Guisborough just after 3pm.
The race was won by Britain's Chris Latham, with Enrique Sanz from Spain in second and Britain's Harry Tanfield in third.
A group of fundraising cyclists have completed a coast to coast cycle ride in aid of the Redcar Branch of the Royal British Legion.
On Thursday morning at 9am Jason Rogers, Aidan Rogers, Andrew McMahon and John Zorlu dipped their wheels in the sea at Whitehaven and set off to ride to Redcar in aid of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
Just after 2pm on Saturday they arrived in Redcar and ceremoniously dipped their wheels in the sea to denote the end of the ride.
They were met by legion members from the area, standard bearers and the Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland, Cllr Barry Hunt.
We spoke to two of the cyclists, Aiden and Jason, who told us it had been a tough ride.