A cyclist who went missing on a training ride in Country Antrim, Northern Ireland, on New Year’s Day has still not been found. Police have now widened their search for him, but have been hampered by galeforce winds.

Samuel Campbell embarked on a regular training ride on Sunday, January 1, from his home in Kells but failed to return home. His bicycle was found on Tuesday, leaning against a wall. 

Efforts by coastguard, police, mountain rescue and RNLI has been hampered by severe weather conditions, as they have attempted to conduct searches along the coast in the Ballymena area.

Campbell, 49, was on a dark coloured road bike, and wearing a red and black long-sleeved top branded TCG, black tights, a dark grey hat and cycling glasses when he went missing. He is six feet tall and has dark hair.

Police are appealing to anyone who may have seen Campbell on Sunday, January 1. They are also interested in hearing from anyone cycling in the area on that day wearing similar clothes so that they can eliminate them from their inquiries. The police can be contacted on 0845 600 8000.