Drivers and cyclists are being urged to share the road and follow the rules following a  rise in cycling collisions

The Police are urging anyone cycling or driving in the county this weekend to share the road and follow the rules.

This follows a rise in crashes involving cyclists as people take to two wheels for exercise.

Collisions involving bikes have gone up by 7 per cent recently, when compared to last year.

Police and local authorities are joining forces to urge anyone cycling or driving in North Yorkshire this weekend to share the roads and follow the rules.

It is involving cyclists as families, novices and experienced riders take to two wheels for exercise.

The proportion of collisions involving pedal cyclists in the county has risen from 20 per cent to 27 per cent.

The figures are based on a comparison between the same four weeks in 2019 and 2020 and involve crashes involving cyclists only, cyclists and pedestrians and those involving a cyclists