A HAMILTON cycling “icon” is recovering in The Alfred Hospital after he was hit from behind by a car on Saturday morning.
Police said Ken Dacomb, 63, was cycling north on Nigretta Road about 9am, when he was struck by a utility driven by an elderly man.
Sergeant Pat Day said the impact thrust Mr Dacomb backwards on to the car windscreen before he landed on the roadside.
“He suffered pretty bad head and leg injuries and was airlifted to The Alfred by the police rescue helicopter,” Sgt Day said.
“The cyclist is in a stable condition but has some really nasty injuries.
“Inquiries into the incident are continuing.”
Sgt Day confirmed the driver was travelling below the 100km/h speed limit.
No charges have been laid.
A spokeswoman for The Alfred said Mr Dacomb was in a critical, but stable condition.
She said it was unknown how long he would remain in hospital.
Hamilton Cycling Club president, Paul Bast yesterday described Mr Dacomb as an icon of cycling in the region.
Full story in the Spectator on Tuesday, december 7, 2013