Cyclist killed on charity bike ride

Salisbury Journal: A cyclist died after a collision with a car while he was taking part in a charity bike ride A cyclist died after a collision with a car while he was taking part in a charity bike ride

A cyclist who was killed in a road traffic accident has been named as a father-of-three who was taking part in a charity cycle ride.

Christian Smith, in his 30s, was riding towards Whitstable, Kent, when he came into collision with a blue Peugeot 206 on the A2990 Old Thanet Way, near Chestfield, at around 4am on March 22.

His family said in a statement: "Christian Smith, of Boughton Aulph in Kent, was killed in the early hours of Saturday morning, while cycling to raise money for the MIND charity.

"Christian leaves a loving wife and three children."

The 18-year-old female driver of the Peugeot, from the Herne Bay area, was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and causing death by dangerous driving. She has been released on police bail pending further inquiries until July 26.

PC Jamie Woodhams, of the Kent Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "We are continuing to appeal for witnesses to come forward. In particular, we would like to speak to anybody who saw the Peugeot travelling along the road prior to the collision."

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