Members of public worked out identity of dead Sheffield cyclist

Malcolm Cottam
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Police officers investigating the death of a Sheffield cyclist identified him thanks to members of the public suggesting his name.

They suggested his identity on social media sites after police put out a description of the clothing he was wearing, including a T-shirt which said ‘Barnsley Metrodome Triathlon 1990’ on it.

He also had a ‘Friar Tuck Triathlon 2002’ sticker on the back of his helmet and the race number 100.

Malcolm Cottam, aged 55, of Norton, was travelling along the Dronfield Bypass when he was involved in a collision with a Citroen C3 on July 31.

He suffered serious head injuries and could not be revived.

The retired teacher and artist was unidentified for a week.

Police informed relatives of his death.