A CYCLIST has avoided serious injury after a green BMW went into the back of him.

The 54-year-old cyclist was hit on April 21 at 11.30am while riding along Foxhill in Wanborough.

The impact of the strike punctured his rear tyre and shattered his carbon fibre bike frame, causing irreversible damage to the bike which is worth approximately £10,000.

The driver made off without stopping to make sure the cyclist was unhurt or to exchange insurance details.

PC Connor Crespin said: “The vehicle involved is described as a green coloured BMW, believed to be approximately 12 years old.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time who may have information which could assist in identifying the vehicle or the driver to come forward.

“This incident could easily have resulted in serious injury to the cyclist - he was fortunate to only sustain a minor scratch to his leg."

Anyone with information should call 101.