Driver in court after charge over death of Otley cyclist at Bolton Abbey

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A MAN charged with causing the death by careless driving of an Otley cyclist is set to appear at Bradford Crown Court later this month.

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 15.

Goddard, of Pen-y-Ghent Way, Barnoldswick, appeared at Skipton Magistrates Court yesterday when he made no indication of plea.

Magistrates sent the case to Bradford Crown Court where he will appear for a preliminary hearing on September 18.

Father-of-three Mr Armitage, 44, was taking part in the Otley Reliability Ride to Kettlewell on Sunday, February 15, 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.

For possible use in the YP From the Archive series.''10th May 1988''THE MIGHTY Mallard, pride of Britain's railway history, puffed into Leeds Station today with a raging thirst.''It was pulling such a heavy load - 12 carriages carrying 250 top Post Office customers and stamp collectors - that it needed extra water supplies at Holbeck.''"The last thing we wanted was the boiler blowing up on Britain's pride and joy," said Mr Philip Round, Post Office Information Officer.''Mallard was making a special run across the Pennines from Manchester Victoria to mark two major anniversaries:

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