UPDATED: Dead cyclist named

The A58 Godley Lane, Halifax.
The A58 Godley Lane, Halifax.

Police have named the pensioner who died in hospital after coming off his bike in Halifax just after midnight yesterday.

He was Trevor Lever, aged 70, a married man and businessman, of Bailiff Bridge.

Police were called to the A58 Godley Lane near the Undercliffe petrol station just after midnight.

Mr Lever suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

He died on Friday afternoon as a result of his injuries.

He had been travelling with a group of other cyclists and they had earlier been cycling through Mytholmroyd.

Mr Lever was at Stump Cross, around 100m from the service station, when he lost control of his bicycle.

He was active in his local community and as a mark of respect last night’s Christmas lights switch-on in Bailiff Bridge was cancelled.

Police are interviewing Mr Lever’s cycling colleagues and are appealing for witnesses who saw the incident to contact the Major Collison Enquiry Team on 01924 293047 or via 101.