ANOTHER serious accident involving a cyclist has spurred an ongoing campaign for improvements to be made to notorious New Forest blackspot Ipley Crossroads. Cycling UK’s campaigns group is pressuring Hampshire County Council to strengthen safety at the junction, near Applemore – the scene of numerous fatal and serious-injury collisions involving cyclists. David Bensley, a Cycling UK member, was the latest rider to fall foul of the junction when he was badly hurt in an incident with a car on Wednesday 15th January. It happened shortly after 12.30pm as he was taking part in a Southampton Cycling and Touring Club ride through the Forest. As reported in the A&T, the impact hurled the 50-year-old unconscious into a water-filled ditch, from which he had to be pulled by fellow club members. The Hampshire and Isle of Wight air ambulance and a South Central Ambulance Service hazardous area response team were among the emergency crews which responded to the incident near Marchwood Inclosure. Having suffered serious head and leg injuries, Mr Bensley, from Southampton, was taken by road ambulance to the city’s general hospital, accompanied by medics from the helicopter. Police closed t...