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Last Updated: Monday, 10 July 2006, 07:25 GMT 08:25 UK
Police name night crash cyclist
Police have named a cyclist killed in a head-on collision with a van while taking part in a 120-mile night ride on Saturday.

Andrew Rawling, 38, who was from Walthamstow, east London, died at the accident scene in North Weald, Essex.

He was among 700 cyclists riding from Hackney to Dunwich, Suffolk, in the annual Dunwich Dynamo ride organised by London-based Southwark cyclists.

Organisers said the crash was a "one-off" they would hold another ride.

A 41-year-old man suffered minor injuries in the crash.

A 62-year-old man from Waltham Abbey, Essex, arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, has been released on bail without charge, pending further inquiries.

Southwark Cyclists co-ordinator Barry Mason said: "We've been talking about the future of the ride and we will do it again.

"We are experienced cyclists and this is a one-off tragedy.

"It would be wrong to stop a wonderful event like this."


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