Two cyclists airlifted to hospital at annual 100-mile bike festival

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The first crash took place at 9.05am on Sunday near Pyrford, Surrey. The cyclist was taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting, London. The second crash took place two hours later near Thames Ditton. According to the South East Coast Ambulance Service one of the two cyclists is now in a serious condition after he hit a tree while the other is currently being treated for a head injury which he suffered after falling of his bike.

Thousands participants were expected to show up and ride their bikes. The event’ starting point was in London on Sunday morning. Cyclists followed a route into Surrey, where as also announced by the organisers on Twitter: “Due to an incident that required an air ambulance to attend, riders in the RideLondon-Surrey 100 have been held on the route in Surrey”. The post on Twitter continued: “Planned contingency route from West Byfleet to Ripley is being opened & riders will be directed to that route. More info when available”.

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