POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist sustained potentially “life-threatening” injuries at a roadside in South Gloucestershire.

Officers were called at 7.42am this morning after a member of the public found a man lying by Downend Road in Kingswood next to a pushbike with very serious head and facial injuries.

An ambulance was in attendance and the man, who is in his 30s, has been taken to hospital for treatment to the life changing, possibly life threatening, injuries.

His family have been made aware.

Downend Road has been closed at the junction of Callington and New Cheltenham.

Officers have asked for anyone driving or walking in the area at the time, or with information that could help enquiries, to call 101 and quote reference number AS-2017-0810-0147.