A former cycling world champion was left fighting for his life after being knocked off his bike at one of Musselburgh’s busiest junctions.
Andy Laing, president of Musselburgh Roads Cycling Club, was believed to be returning to his home in West Lothian from the club’s Friday night meeting in the Old Town Hall when tragedy struck.
Police - who have now appealed for witnesses - say a black Volkswagen Polo was turning right from the High Street into Dalrymple Loan when the collision took place around 9.30pm on September 13.
The 59-year-old cyclist was rushed to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment to serious head injuries, and later transferred to the Western General Hospital, where his condition was described as “critical but stable.”
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