Man dies after coming off bike

St George's Quay in Lancaster - Image source: Google StreetView
St George's Quay in Lancaster - Image source: Google StreetView

Police are appealing for information after a cyclist died in Lancaster.

At around 12.10pm on Thursday, August 20, the 57-year-old man also from Lancaster, was cycling on his mountain bike along the cycle path which runs alongside the River Lune, St George’s Quay from the direction of Carlisle Railway Bridge towards Lancaster City Centre.

It is believed he somehow lost control of his bike and fell around four feet onto a grass embankment next to the river.

He then picked his pedal cycle up and managed to lift it back onto the cycle path.

As he climbed onto the cycle path, he collapsed.

Paramedics and the Air Ambulance attended, however, the man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Roads Policing Sergeant Tracey Ward said: “This was an extremely tragic incident where a man has sadly died.

“We need anyone who may have witnessed the cyclist as he fell or shortly afterwards to get in contact with us.”

Anyone with information can contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting incident reference 467 of August 20.