A CYCLIST has suffered serious injuries after she was involved in a collision with a car on a road which will form part of the Tour de France opening stage.

Police are appealing for information to identify the driver of a small silver car which failed to stop following the incident at 7.35am on Sunday (June 8), on the A61 at the roundabout in Ripley, near Ripon.

As the vehicles crossed the roundabout, the car passed the bicycle before turning left onto the B6165, Knaresborough Road.

The 51-year-old woman cyclist fell from the bike, suffering serious injuries to her right hand, shoulder and elbow and received hospital treatment.

A police spokesman said: “It may be that the driver of the car involved in this collision is unaware that the incident took place.

“If this is the case I urge them to come forward and contact me so that I can take a statement from them.”

Witnesses are urged to call police on 101 or email stuart.holden@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk