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Cyclist killed in car crash named

An elderly cyclist who died in a crash with a car at the weekend has been named by police.

George Fairley, 78, was cycling on the B800 Kirkliston to South Queensferry road, on the outskirts of Edinburgh, when the accident happened.

His silver mountain bike was involved in a collision with a black Mercedes A class car at around 10am on Sunday, police said.

Mr Fairley, from Kirkliston, had been wearing a helmet and a high-visibility vest at the time.

The driver of the car, who was not hurt, stopped and has been helping police with the investigation.

The road was closed for several hours following the fatal crash.

Pc Douglas Philip, of Police Scotland's road policing unit, said: "We are renewing our appeal for witnesses to this accident to come forward.

"Mr Fairley was wearing a cycling helmet and high-viz tabard but otherwise was in every day clothing. He was riding a silver mountain bike at the time.

"Anyone who can assist us with our inquiries is encouraged to contact Police Scotland on 101 or the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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Transport Tragedy

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