Champion cyclist suffers head injuries in crash

Andy Laing
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A CHAMPION cyclist is currently recovering in hospital with serious head injuries after being knocked down while out on his bike.

Andy Laing – a former World Masters Points Race champion – was in the saddle when he collided with a car in Musselburgh last week.

The 59-year-old was rushed to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary following the crash with the black Volkswagen Polo where he was treated for head injuries.

The civil servant, from Mid Calder, is in “a critical but stable condition” at the ERI.

The 19-year-old female driver, who was turning into a street from the town’s High Street, was left uninjured. Police are now appealing for witnesses to the incident which took place on September 13 at around 9.30pm.

Mr Laing is the current president of Musselburgh Roads Cycling Club (MRCC) and has been a member of the club for the past 43 years.

MRCC secretary Douglas Kirkham, said: “All members, past and present, of the MRCC wish Andy a speedy and full recovery and our thoughts are, of course, with Andy and his family.”