A HANDWRITTEN sign warning drivers to slow down has been pitched on a Romsley roadside where a cyclist was killed.

Father-of-two Ross Fawthrop tragically died on June 15 when two cars collided on Romsley Hill and subsequently crashed with his bike.

Paramedics arrived on scene within eight minutes, alongside an air ambulance, but were unable to save Ross, whose injuries were described as 'significant'.

His wife Lynda and two sons Mark and Matt paid tribute to Ross last month, describing him as a 'devoted husband and father, taken to soon'.

A plank of wood entitled 'cyclist killed here - father of two' has since been erected at the side of the Bromsgrove Road beneath a '30' speed limit sign, although the identity of its creator remains a mystery.

The sign reads: "Please, please, please slow down for cyclists. This could be your dad, son or brother out on a bike ride.

"It is so frightening being passed by cars too close and too fast. We have young families. RIP."

It also features a diagram advising motorists to stay at least 1.5 metres away from riders at all times.

Jon Fraser, head of highways at Worcestershire County Council, admitted the council was unaware of the sign, adding: "Safety on our roads is our top priority.

"I have spoken to the local county councillor Karen May to discuss the matter and we are looking to arrange a meeting with Romsley Parish Council to discuss highway safety issues."

No arrests have been made in connection with the fatal crash and West Mercia Police is still appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Officers are particularly interested in speaking to anyone who saw the manner in which a silver Vauxhall Corsa and silver Ford Transit were being driven in the area at around 7.40am that day.

Witnesses are urged to contact police on 101, quoting incident number 99s of June 15.