A CYCLIST has undergone surgery in hospital after a serious road traffic collision during a cycling event on Exmoor yesterday (April 22).

The collision with a silver car happened on Dunkery Hill during the Exmoor Beauty ride and the cyclist, 61, was trapped under the vehicle for some time before marshals and staff freed him.

He was taken to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol by helicopter and his injuries are no longer considered to be life-threatening.

The driver of the silver car is assisting the police with their enquiries as a witness.

Any other witnesses to the collision should call the police on 101.