POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was knocked off his bike on the Military Road, near Albermarle Barracks.

Officers said a 22-year-old male was cycling westbound on the Military Road from Heddon-on-the-Wall on Friday, October 18 at around 10.45pm.

As the cyclist approached two cars travelling in the opposite direction, a third vehicle attempted to overtake him. At the same time a car travelling in the opposite direction has attempted to overtake the vehicle in front of them.

The cyclist then had to take action to avoid being hit by a vehicle and ended up falling into the roadside.

The male wasn’t struck by a vehicle and was not seriously injured, but the incident left him very shaken.

None of the vehicles involved stopped at the scene and officers are now appealing for information.

PC Andrew Donald, of Northumbria Police’s Motor Patrols Department, said: “This has left the cyclist shaken up and he was taken to hospital as a precaution.

“It was incredibly dangerous and the victim could have been very seriously injured if he had not been able to get out of the way.

“I would ask that motorcyclists remain patient when cyclists are on the road, particularly in rural parts of Northumberland when roads can be more narrow."

Anyone who saw what happened, or was in one of the vehicles involved, should contact police on 101 quoting log number 1399 of the 18/10/19.