Safety warning from Sid Valley Cycling Club member and other news

A Sid Valley Cycling Club member has highlighted the importance of wearing a helmet after it saved him from serious injury. Read this and more.

CYCLING CRASH: A Sid Valley Cycling Club member who had an unlucky encounter with a cat wants to highlight the importance of wearing a helmet after it saved him from serious injury.

David Morris, 61, was still left with injured ribs and damaged ligaments from the bizarre collision in Ottery St Mary, but said it could have been a lot worse, imploring all riders to wear a helmet.

The accident has put a spanner in his training for a charity cycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats, but he is determined to raise money after his daughter’s diagnosis with breast cancer last year.

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SOS TALKS: A bumper turnout was expected at the Manor Pavilion Theatre on Thursday at a public meeting organised by campaign group Save Our Sidmouth.

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Read a full report of the event in next week’s Sidmouth Herald.


ROAD ACCIDENT: Two people required hospital treatment after a road traffic accident involving one car on the A375 at Sidbury early on Wednesday morning.

Police were called at 7.50am and the road was disrupted for one hour.


TREE BLOCKS ROAD: A good samaritan was reported to have cleared a tree which had fallen and had partially blocked the A375 a quarter of a mile beyond the Hare and Hounds pub towards Sidmouth.

The driver cleared the tree with his own tools around 5am.

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