Cyclist seriously hurt in crash in Whalley Range involving two bikes and an Audi

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision on Wilbraham Road in Manchester.

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A cyclist has been left in a critical condition after a collision in Whalley Range.

Police said the crash involved a black Audi A3 and two cyclists on Wilbraham Road and it happened at 2.30pm on Sunday (28 August).

Emergency services attended and the two cyclists were taken to hospital for treatment to their injuries. One remains in a critical condition while the other has more minor injuries.

The driver of the Audi A3, a 37-year-old, remained at the scene to assist officers with their enquiries and was later arrested and remains in custody for questioning.

GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit is appealing for anyone who may have seen the incident in the Whalley Range area, heading towards Chorlton, to get in touch with them.

Officers are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have footage, including dashcam, mobile phone or CCTV footage from the area in the moments before the collision took place.

PS Phil Shaw, of the SCIU, said: “We’re still working to piece together what happened on Sunday afternoon in what is a well-known and busy street.

“Our thoughts are with the family of the injured cyclists as one still remains in a critical condition.

“A thorough investigation has continued overnight and now we are keen to keen to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything in the area yesterday around the time of the incident – or who may have footage that could end up being crucial to this investigation.”

  • Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident 2010 of 29/08/2 or use the LiveChat function at or call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.