Figures reveal high death toll of cyclists

By Leanna MacLarty

Published: 03/01/2009

The number of cyclists killed on Aberdeenshire roads is higher than anywhere else in the country.

Figures from the Scottish Government reveal there were nine fatal accidents involving cyclists between 2001 and 2006, nearly twice the number for any other local authority area.

Highland, Angus and Edinburgh were the next highest, with each recording five deaths over the six-year period.

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