Police are investigating how a Cyclist dies during 54-mile London to Brighton charity bike ride.
The death of the cyclist forced organizers to divert course of the popular ride.
Who is the cyclist who died during the 54 -mile London to Brighton charity bike ride?
The cyclist is said to be a male who is in his 60s.
He was found dead at the scene at a location in Smallfield, Surrey.
He has not been named yet.
The Event marshals had to swiftly changed the route of the annual ride-out to the seaside town.
This was to to divert other bike riders away from the tragic scene.
A post mortem examination is expected to take place on his body. This will help to ascertain the exact cause of his death. An inquest has will be opened and “adjourned next week by the Surrey coroner”.
A Surrey police spoken person said: “Officers were called at 9.56am this morning by the South East Coast Ambulance service whose crews were responding to a medical emergency on Redehall Road in Smallfield, involving a cyclist who had been taking part in the London to Brighton cycle ride.
“The cyclist, a man aged in his 60, sadly died at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.
“Road closures were put in place and Event Marshalls redirected the route for remaining cyclists. The road closures have since been lifted and all roads are open.
“We are appealing for any witnesses to this incident to come forward to help our investigation into the circumstances.”
What is the 54-mile London to Brighton charity bike ride?
It is one of the oldest charity bike ride in Europe.Thousands gather yearly to part-take in the 54-mile route from the capital, London to the beach.
This is to help raise vital funds for lifesaving research.