Police are investigating after a “large car” caused a cyclist to fall by not leaving enough space while overtaking.

On September 4 a car and a cyclist were involved in a collision, near Devizes, when the driver tried to overtake on Devizes Road in Potterne at around 4.45pm.

Police say the vehicle, which has been described as “large and dark coloured”, failed to leave enough room while overtaking the bike causing the cyclist to hit the pavement.

The cyclist then fell to the ground.

Officers have launched an investigation into the incident and are now appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

A spokesperson for the force said: “We are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision involving a car and a cyclist on Devizes Road, Potterne, on September 4.

“If you saw what happened or have information that could help our enquiries please contact us on 101 quoting reference number 54230093750.”

The Highway Code advises drivers to leave cyclists as much room as they would a car while overtaking.

Motorists should leave 1.5 metres of space while overtaking cyclists at speeds of up to 30mph and leave a bigger gap at higher speeds.