Surrey Police: Charity ride Kent cyclist found unconscious

A cyclist taking part in a charity cycle ride with 3,000 participants has been taken to hospital after being found unconscious by the roadside.

Surrey Police said the woman from Kent, who is in her 50s, was found with serious head injuries in Callow Hill, Virginia Water, on Sunday.

The woman was taking part in a fundraising cycle ride from London to Surrey organised by the Prince's Trust.

Police said at this stage it was not believed anyone else was involved.

'Safety is primary concern'

A spokesman for the trust said: "A female participant in our fundraising cycle ride fell from her bike and sustained serious injuries.

"She is now being treated in hospital and our thoughts are with her at this time."

He said 3,000 participants took part in the cycle ride and added: "The safety of our participants is always our primary concern."

Surrey Police said the air ambulance was called but the woman was taken to St George's Hospital in south London by road.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Surrey Police.

Information on the Prince's Trust website described the Palace to Palace London 2012 bike ride as a flagship event, now in its seventh year.

The route took participants from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle, passing through St James's Park, the Mall, Fulham, Richmond Park and then on to Kingston-upon-Thames, Virginia Water and Egham.

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