Cycling Fatalities 2015

Please note that there is a discussion of discrepancies between this list and official STATS19 records for 2015.

This list includes all known cycling fatalities on the public highway, including non-collision incidents and cases involving e-bikes.

Further details of each incident can be viewed by clicking on each entry in the list or on the map.

Key

  • Collision involving train or tram
  • Collision involving HGV or bus/coach
  • Collision involving other motor vehicle
  • Collision involving other cyclist
  • Collision involving pedestrian
  • Collision involving no other parties
  • No collision (medical or exceptional causes)

Fatalities

  1. Jamie Murray, 23 1 January 2015, St Leonards, East Sussex Struck by drunk driver
  2. James Stephenson, 32 1 January 2015, Bramshott Chase, Hampshire Hit from behind on dual carriageway
  3. Karen Clayton, 49 2 January 2015, Altrincham, Cheshire Undiagnosed head injury following collision with pedestrian (died 04/01/2015)
  4. Thomas Goodwin, 72 3 January 2015, Colwall, Herefordshire Collision with car (died 05/01/2015)
  5. Andy Hunter, 60 5 January 2015, Michaelchurch Escley, Herefordshire Heart failure
  6. Darren Schofield, 47 5 January 2015, Tingley, West Yorkshire Collision with car (died 14/01/2015)
  7. Andrew Wolfindale, 35 6 January 2015, Coventry, West Midlands Collision with HGV
  8. Paul Miller, 46 8 January 2015, Dorchester, Dorset Hit by driver travelling in same direction
  9. David O'Connell, 42 12 January 2015, Golden Valley, Gloucestershire Hit from behind by HGV
  10. Artur Ruszel, 45 13 January 2015, Manchester, Greater Manchester Collision with car
  11. Michele Cooper, 52 13 January 2015, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire Died of undetected head injury after falling for unknown reason (died 14/01/2015)
  12. Robert Betteley, 59 13 January 2015, Nantwich, Cheshire Collision with coach
  13. Les Turnbull, 46 15 January 2015, Washington, Tyne and Wear Struck by bus whose driver failed to give way
  14. James Gore, 79 18 January 2015, Chilton Polden, Somerset Emerged from side road into path of car
  15. Stephanie Turner, 29 20 January 2015, Stamford Hill, London Crushed by left-turning HGV
  16. Akis Kollaros, 34 2 February 2015, Homerton, London Crushed by left-turning HGV
  17. Unnamed man, 40 3 February 2015, Norwich, Norfolk Unknown cause
  18. Clive Wright, 67 5 February 2015, Downholland, Lancashire Aortic dissection causing a fall under a passing tractor trailer
  19. Federica Baldassa, 26 6 February 2015, Bloomsbury, London Crushed by HGV
  20. Unnamed man, 59 13 February 2015, Leicester, Leicestershire Unknown cause
  21. Craig Armitage, 44 15 February 2015, Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire Head-on collision with car
  22. David Evans, 74 17 February 2015, Gresford, Wrexham Fell unconscious while riding (died 20/02/2015)
  23. Claire Hitier-Abadie, 36 19 February 2015, Victoria, London Crushed by left-turning HGV
  24. David Christie, 49 21 February 2015, Freuchie, Fife Struck head-on by driver overtaking a lorry (died 26/02/2015)
  25. Martin Leonard, 52 1 March 2015, Catsfield, East Sussex Collision with another cyclist while riding together (died 03/03/2015)
  26. Alexander Clark, 87 6 March 2015, Bolton-le-Sands, Lancashire Fell from pavement into path of car
  27. Tony Ashcroft, 76 13 March 2015, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire Struck by driver who failed to see him (died 14/03/2015)
  28. Abdul Mahad, 42 25 March 2015, Sheldon, West Midlands Hit dy driver who continued through red light (died 25/03/2015)
  29. Michael Beard, 31 25 March 2015, Lincoln, Lincolnshire Lost control of bicycle and slid under bus
  30. Adam Jones, 15 26 March 2015, Birmingham, West Midlands Struck by car
  31. Moira Gemmill, 55 9 April 2015, Westminster, London Crushed by HGV
  32. Timothy Smith, 32 12 April 2015, Londonthorpe, Lincolnshire Collision with car
  33. John Bywater, 82 15 April 2015, Hunt's Cross, Liverpool Crushed by HGV after apparently losing balance
  34. Sally Shalloe, 52 21 April 2015, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Struck by motorcycle rider on toucan crossing
  35. Nina Deasley, 29 23 April 2015, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire Collision with taxi
  36. Robin Wilson, 74 23 April 2015, Frithville, Lincolnshire Collision with car (died 24/04/2015)
  37. Robert Hinton, 54 23 April 2015, Latton, Wiltshire Rode into parked lorry (died 27/04/2015)
  38. Unnamed woman, 44 24 April 2015, Cullompton, Devon Collision with road sign following brake failure
  39. Paul Maguire, 58 5 May 2015, Tamworth, Staffordshire Struck from behind by van driver
  40. Dumitru Gonta, 28 7 May 2015, Daventry, Northamptonshire Struck by car (died 18/05/2015)
  41. Roger Compton, 60 8 May 2015, Winchfield, Hampshire Crashed into ditch for unknown reason
  42. Mark Robinson, 34 14 May 2015, Wigan, Greater Manchester Struck by car on pelican crossing
  43. Dennis Dovey, 50 15 May 2015, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire Fell into path of car
  44. Kian Gill, 15 15 May 2015, Gilmorton, Leicestershire Emerged from junction into path of car
  45. David Thomson, 67 20 May 2015, Possil, Glasgow Fatally injured while avoiding car door opened in his path (died 22/05/2015)
  46. Douglas Gibson, 78 27 May 2015, Market Weighton, East Riding of Yorkshire Collision with bus (died 26/06/2015)
  47. Yvonne Wyeth, 55 28 May 2015, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey Struck by drunk driver
  48. Esther Hartsilver, 32 28 May 2015, Camberwell, London Crushed by HGV
  49. April Reeves, 7 28 May 2015, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset Fell from roadside cycle lane into path of car
  50. Mairead Boucherat, 54 30 May 2015, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire Collision with car
  51. Graham Ruecroft, 54 4 June 2015, Cholsey, Oxfordshire Struck by drunk driver in hit-and-run collision (died 09/06/2015)
  52. John Robinson, 46 7 June 2015, Hardstoft, Derbyshire Collision with car
  53. Stanislaw Kasprzak, 46 10 June 2015, Birmingham, West Midlands Collision with HGV
  54. Daniel Climance, 11 10 June 2015, Purton, Wiltshire Head-on collision with road sweeper
  55. Alan Cronin, 60 11 June 2015, Rossett, Clwyd Struck by van driver
  56. Paul Dye, 43 16 June 2015, Spixworth, Norfolk Rode into parked tractor (died 18/06/2015)
  57. Jason Catley, 44 20 June 2015, Grantham, Leicestershire Collision during organised road race
  58. Clifton James, 60 21 June 2015, Harrow, London Struck by car
  59. Ying Tao, 26 22 June 2015, Bank, London Crushed by HGV
  60. Richard Pencott, 44 24 June 2015, Harworth, Nottinghamshire Murdered with car as weapon
  61. Reginald Elliott, 81 27 June 2015, Kenilworth, West Midlands Collision with car
  62. Mike Bloom, 74 30 June 2015, Aston-le-Walls, Northamptonshire Suffered "massive pelvic injures" when hit by cement mixer (died 06/07/2015)
  63. Robert Dearing, 49 3 July 2015, Marston, Lincolnshire Hit from behind
  64. George O'Hara, 68 9 July 2015, Irvine, Strathclyde Struck from behind by van driver
  65. Unnamed man, 38 10 July 2015, Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire Crashed into stone wall
  66. Unnamed man, 24 11 July 2015, Addlestone, Surrey Collision with lamppost (died 13/07/2015)
  67. Unnamed man, 44 12 July 2015, Ewell, Surrey Collision with car
  68. Patrick Williams, 57 12 July 2015, Dockenfield, Hampshire Unknown cause (died 14/07/2015)
  69. Unnamed man, 23 13 July 2015, Thame, Oxfordshire Struck by HGV on motorway (died 22/07/2015)
  70. Stephen Lewis, 41 20 July 2015, Combe Martin, Devon Veered into path of oncoming car on road with poor surface
  71. Unnamed man, 54 20 July 2015, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire Unknown cause
  72. George Ballard, 41 2 August 2015, Hebden, North Yorkshire Fell from bridge
  73. Stephen Green, 55 2 August 2015, Dorking, Surrey Collapsed during RideLondon sportive
  74. Zak Pople, 21 4 August 2015, Dunball, Somerset Collision with van (died 09/12/2016)
  75. Lee Martin, 48 12 August 2015, Bentley, Hampshire Struck by texting van driver
  76. Martin Prendergast, 46 14 August 2015, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire Believed to have fallen from bike
  77. Elizabeth Potter, 60 15 August 2015, Shaftesbury, Dorset Lost control when close-passed and was struck by following vehicle
  78. Andrew Wilsea, 41 18 August 2015, Leeds, West Yorkshire Collision with car
  79. David Ardron, 68 19 August 2015, Bracknell, Berkshire Struck by car
  80. Unnamed man, 57 20 August 2015, Lancaster, Lancashire Collapsed after falling from cycle path
  81. John Warner, 76 20 August 2015, Great Malvern, Worcestershire Fell from bicycle (died 30/08/2015)
  82. Richard Smith, 26 22 August 2015, Shoreham, West Sussex Air crash
  83. Dylan Archer, 42 22 August 2015, Shoreham, West Sussex Air crash
  84. Jonathan Weatherley, 43 23 August 2015, Twinstead, Essex Failure of fork crown caused by manufacturing defect
  85. Frances Davies, 42 29 August 2015, Weeley, Essex Struck from behind by van
  86. Unnamed man 5 September 2015, Birmingham, West Midlands Unknown cause
  87. Roger Morris, 70 7 September 2015, Corsham, Wiltshire Rode into parked lorry (died 13/09/2015)
  88. Anatolijis Sahmanovs, 46 22 September 2015, Elstow, Bedfordshire Struck by lorry
  89. Jodie Rogers, 11 25 September 2015, Grimsby, Lincolnshire Struck by car while starting to cross the road
  90. Carl Sperrin, 35 25 September 2015, Southport, Merseyside Rode into parked car
  91. Derek Cook, 81 30 September 2015, Stowmarket, Suffolk Collision with car (died 08/10/2015)
  92. Patrick McDonough, 59 4 October 2015, Hawes, North Yorkshire Loss of control, seemingly as evasive action (died 05/10/2015)
  93. Antony Kimberley, 55 8 October 2015, Water Orton, Warwickshire Collision with car
  94. Unnamed man, 60 13 October 2015, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Unknown cause
  95. Elizabeth Hoare, 71 15 October 2015, Exeter, Devon Collision with other cyclist on cycleway (died 19/10/2015)
  96. Warren Trotman, 46 17 October 2015, Lichfield, West Midlands Collision with van
  97. Michael Beeston, 44 18 October 2015, Crewe, Cheshire Collision with car
  98. Unnamed man 19 October 2015, Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire Medical emergency
  99. Robert Henry, 21 19 October 2015, Sheffield, South Yorkshire Struck by van
  100. Unnamed man, 68 24 October 2015, Lancing, West Sussex Rode into parked car (died 26/10/2015)
  101. William Neill, 66 26 October 2015, Staunton-in-The-Vale, Nottinghamshire Collision with car
  102. Brooke Bagley, 10 31 October 2015, West Calder, West Lothian Struck by car (died 02/11/2015)
  103. Ben Marshall, 37 1 November 2015, Lincoln, Lincolnshire Collision with car
  104. Michael Symes, 89 2 November 2015, Lytham St Anne's, Lancashire Collision with van (died 09/11/2015)
  105. Robert Shaul, 20 3 November 2015, Aust, Gloucestershire Struck by HGV
  106. Kit Pentlow, 20 4 November 2015, Banbury, Oxfordshire Collision with HGV
  107. Cyril Harrison, 60 9 November 2015, Cringleford, Norfolk Head-on collision with car (died 22/01/2016)
  108. Unnamed man, 60 9 November 2015, Fulham, London Collision with cyclist (died 10/11/2015)
  109. Unnamed woman, 70 10 November 2015, Bracknell, Berkshire Struck by car (died 13/11/2015)
  110. Nicky Brinton, 21 11 November 2015, Birmingham, West Midlands Struck head-on by driver passing parked cars
  111. Walter Heighley, 81 17 November 2015, Durham, Durham Struck by overtaking bus while making right turn
  112. Ronald Bousted, 74 24 November 2015, Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire Struck by van
  113. Michael Zygiert, 20 25 November 2015, Talke, Staffordshire Struck by car
  114. Jane Herbert, 61 2 December 2015, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Collision with coach (died 03/12/2015)
  115. James Scott, 50 6 December 2015, Pathhead, Midlothian Collision with car
  116. Nigel Flux, 66 29 December 2015, Eastbourne, East Sussex Collision with car
  117. Anthony Woods, 52 31 December 2015, Marcham, Oxfordshire Struck by vehicle travelling in same direction (died 01/01/2016)