A HEREFORD cyclist is "critical but stable" after he was in collision with a stationary vehicle during a race in Cambridgeshire last weekend.

The man, in his 20s, was taking part in the support race in the Circuit of the Fens, at Pondersbridge, on Sunday (July 27).

Emergency services were called at around 1pm to reports of a man who had collided with a stationary steam engine.

The East Anglican Air Ambulance crew – Dr Tim Lightfoot and critical care paramedic Gary Spitzer – treated the man at the scene with help from the road ambulance crew already on scene and two other officers.

He sustained serious head, chest and leg injuries and was taken by air ambulance to Addenbrooke's Hospital where he is in a "stable but critical" condition according to teammates.

In a statement on the club's Facebook page, a spokesman said: "Everyone in the club wishes him well.

"The boss, Race Club and NFTO Pro Cycling, would like to thank the fast and professional response from the Cambridge Police and East Anglia Air Ambulance, without which he would not have survived."