Cyclist death smash: Barnoldswick man (62) in court

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A man charged with causing the death by careless driving of an Otley cyclist will next appear at Bradford Crown Court in December.

Nicholas Castle Goddard (62) is charged with causing the death of Craig Armitage while driving a silver Hyundai i30 estate on the B6160 at Bolton Abbey, near Skipton, on February 15th.

Goddard, of Pen-y-Ghent Way, Barnoldswick, will appear at Bradford Crown Court on December 22nd for a plea and case management hearing after a preliminary hearing on Friday.

Father-of-three Mr Armitage (44) was taking part in the Otley Reliability Ride to Kettlewell on Sunday, February 15th, when the incident happened.

The collision took place at about 11-30am on the B6160, between Bolton Abbey and Barden Tower.

Mr Armitage, who was travelling with two other cyclists, was pronounced dead at the scene.