Cyclist dies during Tour O The Borders event

A cyclist has died while taking part in the Tour O The Borders event yesterday morning (Sunday).

By The Newsroom
Monday, 2nd September 2019, 8:14 am

The 49-year-old man crashed and came off his bike.

He sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene close to the Megget reservoir, near Selkirk.

A spokesman for Tour O the Borders said: “It is with the deepest regret that we announce the death of a participant at Tour O The Borders closed road cycling sportive (Sunday 1st September 2019).

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“Next of kin have been informed. No further information is available at this point but we expect Police Scotland to issue a statement in due course.

“We extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the rider at this tragic time.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Police in the Scottish Borders responded to a road near Megget reservoir at around 9.40am on Sunday.

“A 49-year-old male cyclist was involved in a collision during the Tour O The Borders event.

“As a result the man came off of his bike and sustained serious injuries.

“No other persons were involved. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Inquires are continuing.”