Cyclist seriously injured in crash

A CYCLIST is in a critical condition in hospital after he came off his bike in Staplecross on Tuesday (July 29).

The man was with a group of cyclists travelling downhill on Bodiam Road, heading north towards Bodiam, when he lost control and fell from his bike, striking his head on the road.

The man suffered serious head injuries and the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance was scrambled to the scene.

The cyclist was airlifted to Kings College Hospital in London.

Sussex Police later described the man’s condition as ‘critical’.

The accident happened just before 4pm.

Police officers are trying to piece together what happened and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Anyone who saw the incident or who saw the cyclists riding in the area shortly before the crash happened is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101 or email, quoting Operation Laverton.