Cyclist seriously hurt near Peebles

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Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly cyclist was seriously hurt following a collision with a car last night.

The incident occurred around 6pm on the Peebles to Glentress Road near to Eshiels Mill.

The cyclist sustained serious injuries in the collision with the Volvo and is currently being treated at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where he is in a critical condition.

The road was closed for six hours to allow an investigation to be carried out.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed this collision to contact Police Scotland on 101.