Update: Tour de France
Sunday 6 July, 2014
With Stage 2 of the Tour de France set to get underway in York this morning on the race to Sheffield, the Police Gold Command for the event is urging the large crowds to keep safety in mind at all times.
This follows an incident at Ilkley on Saturday lunchtime when a teenage boy suffered serious leg injuries after falling from the roadside into the path of Tour de France team vehicle which was following behind the race.
The boy was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary and is thankfully in a stable condition after undergoing surgery. Police enquiries remain ongoing into the incident but it appears to have been an unfortunate accident. We wish him a speedy recovery.
Assistant Chief Constable Mark Milsom, the Police Gold Commander for the Tour de France Yorkshire Grand Départ, said: "Saturday was an amazing day with unbelievable crowds and we are expecting the same again today.
"Safety remains a top priority for the police and everybody involved in organising the event, so please stay off the routes when the caravan and peloton are passing through.
"Your safety matters to us. Let’s make Yorkshire proud again today."
Saturday 5 July, 2014
The police have dealt with a number of road traffic incidents which have not directly affected the Tour de France race.
At 12.39pm police were called to reports of a teenage boy being injured after he was in collision with a team vehicle which formed part of Tour de France convoy in Ilkley, West Yorkshire
He was treated at the scene and has been airlifted to hospital with leg injuries. His condition is stable and police enquiries remain ongoing at the scene.
A woman on a bicycle was in collision with a car in the Reeth area of North Yorkshire. Paramedics have assisted and she will be taken to hospital for treatment. Her injuries are also not believed to be life threatening.