Police are investigating a crash that left a cyclist with serious head and leg injuries in Taupo.
The 54-year-old woman, from New Plymouth, was travelling south along Broadlands Rd, when the collision happened about 5.45pm yesterday.
The driver of the Nissan motor vehicle involved in the crash, which was travelling in the same direction as the woman, was uninjured police said.
The cyclist was last night in a serious, but stable condition in Rotorua Hospital.
Road policing supervisor Senior Sergeant Fane Troy urged motorists and cyclists to take care on the roads especially with increased numbers of cyclists in town for events like the Ironman.
Crash investigators were working to determine the cause of the crash, Mr Troy said.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Taupo police.
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